Paul Ayihawu is a self-taught artist from Lagos, Nigeria. He uses diverse mediums and methods to express his art. Lately, he has been using charcoal, ink, recycled fabric, and acrylic as a re-media from conventional painting. He describes his figures in charcoal and the background in bright acrylic colour. He is inspired by James Marshall, Kehinde Wiley and Ndijeka Crosby and the culture of black people in a new light.
He uses this art to tell the untold, unheard and silenced stories of Africans, focusing on Nigeria. His work was selected for Joburg Fringe 2020 in South Africa and exhibited in Lagos Fringe 2020 in Nigeria. He has also participated in several virtual exhibitions on both local and international levels.