Ibe Ananaba (born 1976) grew up in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria where he had his primary and secondary education. He graduated in 1999 with a Distinction from Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria where he studied Fine and Applied Arts and majored in Painting.
Propelled by a strong passion to provoke thoughts through his creativity, the adventure has taken him through multiple creative phases as a Fashion Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Cartoonist, Painter, and currently as a Senior Art Group Head at Insight Communications Limited alongside his art practice.
Ibe loves to sketch, enjoys jokes and listening to music. His works are privately collected in Nigeria, UK, South Africa and United States with his major public collection at National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria. He has participated in several group and solo art exhibitions both locally and internationally. Also, he is listed in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Collections.