Prince Taiwo Oyeniyi Osuntoki aka ‘Twins Seven Seven’, Musician, Sculptor & Painter. He descended from Ibadan Royalty. Born in Ijara Kwara State, he was the only surviving child of seven sets of twins. He started out as a musician with a number of hit songs. In 1964, he joined German arts and culture guru Ulli Beier’s Oshogbo Arts School. His brightly colored, intricately patterned paintings inspired by Yoruba folklore and religion soon made him an International star with exhibitions around the world.
His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions throughout the world, notably at France’s National Museum of Modern Art – Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. and the National Modern Art Gallery in Lagos.
In 2005 he was named a UNESCO Artist for Peace in recognition of his contribution to the promotion of dialogue and understanding among people especially Africans and the African diaspora.