. . . biography Growing up in southeastern Nigeria Kanayo keenly observed the colors and designs on the Dutch-wax fabrics his father,a textile dealer,imported from Holland and this Kanayo says was his introduction to the magic of colors. Leaving college in his native country with a BFA degree He worked as a designer and illustrator with Saatchi and Saatchi Worldwide Advertising before coming to the United States to paint full time. Kanayo lives in Atlanta Georgia.