Ibrahim Babatunde Raheem

Visualising material qualities to support emotional expression is a fascinating approach this young artist is taking. What his portraits have in common are a direct way of looking at the viewer with eyes that draw us in, and a powerful yet precise stroke of the brush.

empowermefirst.college thanks our young African artists who believe in the power of creativity, the power of education, the power of grassroots initiatives what look at what the youths and communities need.


The urge to learn, to express ourselves, be creative makes us as human and social beings.

“For many children, schooling does not mean learning”, said World Bank Chief Economist Paul Rohner. empowermefirst.college’s vision is to offer student driven, explorative learning.

His sense for realistic detail and strong colours are capturing and allow us to linger on in the paintings peaceful warmth.