Born 1975, Lagos, Nigeria. Lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.
Azu Nwagbogu is the founder and director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria, dedicated to the promotion and development of contemporary African arts and artists. Established in 2007, the AAF organises art exhibitions, competitions, and workshops with the aim of unearthing and developing talent in Nigeria. Nwagbogu founded the National Art Competition in 2008, an annual arts competition in that provides a platform of exposure for emerging Nigerian artists. He also serves as founder and director of the LagosPhoto Festival, an annual international photographic arts festival that brings leading local and international photographers into dialogue with the multifaceted stories of Africa. He is the creator of Art Base Africa, a new virtual space to discover and learn about contemporary African art and diaspora.