Jacob Wachira Ezigbo

Jacob Wachira Ezigbo artist

Giving back to my community is very important to who I am.  I have a trust in Kenya called Watoto Wa Kwetu, in Swahili means "children of the neighborhood", where children between the ages of 5-18 would come to an area outside my mother's home every Saturday for art workshops.  I offered them every art medium they requested, photography, videography, painting, beading, music, etc.  

- Jacob Wachira Ezigbo

‚ÄčI became a full time artist in 1998, at the time dedicating myself to painting.  Over the years I add every medium of art I am interested in. Growing up in the oldest slum, Mathare Valley, in Nairobi, Kenya allowed me the opportunity to live with every tribe of my country.  I learn by watching people and living in this communal environment allowed me the chance to see many different lifestyles.  

"I believe love is in the moments we share and that bond us to one another."