Polly Alakija (born in the UK 1966) moved to Nigeria in 1989.Between 2005 and 2011 she was based in South Africa. She now works from her studio in Lagos.
Her work is included in numerous private collections in the USA, UK, France, Nigeria and South Africa and in several corporate collections.
Polly’s work has progressed over the years from being almost completely abstract towards works that are increasingly figurative. Her monumental and accesible images lend themselves to public spaces .She is increasingly engaged in community and educational programs in an effort to promote a broad art platform reaching a diverse audience.