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Learn More about Murthada Lawal

Murthada Lawal is a Nigerian cartoonist whose professional career spans  three decades and some years. Active since 1989, Lawal’s works have appeared as strip cartoons, pocket cartoons, and political cartoons.
 He obtained a National Diploma in Fine Arts at The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Soon after, his cartoons appeared in  The Prime People magazine of October 1989. Afterwards, he freelanced for The Vintage People, Classic, Lagos Life, The Guardian Newspaper before securing an appointment with The Family Magazine as a cartoonist and illustrator in September 1990.
In 1992, he earned a Higher National Diploma in 1992 and taught briefly before joining The Third Eye Newspaper, Ibadan, in 1995. He left the newspaper in 1997 to pursue a career as an artist. He curated Heritage Arts Gallery in Ibadan where he now resides. He provided artistic services for organizations such as the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture  (IITA) in Nigeira, Melrose Books and Publishing, and the University of Lagos Press and bookshop. Lawal’s career is distinguished with national and international awards.