Odulate, Thomas Ona ( - Nov 1952)

Culture/Community

Yoruba (Ijebu-Ode)

Biography

Thomas Ona Odulate of Ijebu-Ode Nigeria was a Yoruba artist who belonged to the ruling Mosene clan and was born in the late 19th century. He first worked at Ijebu Ode, later in Lagos, where he was well known for his gently satirical carvings of colonial administrators, lawyers, missionaries made as souvenirs for the English. He worked from the turn of the century until the nineteen fifties.