Jimmy Uche Nwanne was born in Kaduna, Nigeria in 1989. He graduated from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka Nigeria in 2010 with a degree in Fine and Applied Art, and a major in painting. He currently lives and works in Kaiderslautern, Germany.
Nwanne has created bright and bold pieces full of light and color. Many of the works are like portraits, focusing on human faces in powerful poses that depict themes varying from freedom to oppression. His work is very political but at the same time transcends any specific national context. He has said that as an artist he has a conscious intension to draw on themes that he believes will have universal human resonance such as: gender, race, religion, love and relationships.