Ekong Ekefrey was born in 1952 in Niiya Ibom State, Nigeria.
Ekefrey is a self trained artist from the Ibibio people of south
east Nigeria. His father was a famous carver.
One of the most striking characteristics of Ekefrey 's paintings
is the use of large-sized canvases left unstretched. His artistic
style is reminiscent of Mexican wall-paintings.
Ekefrey starts by drawing figures on the canvas and then paints
them, using industrial pigments or oil paints.
Ekefrey 's work has been exhibited in numerous European Art Centres
as well as in the USA.