Nigeria’s Martins Lawrence Akande Wins The International Galileo Galilei Prize

Martins Lawrence Akande is one of the exceptionally talented Nigerian artists doing the country proud in the international community. Just recently, Mr Martins was awarded with the International Galileo Galilei prize/award and MOST valuable recognition, one of the biggest art prizes in the world.

The “Galileo Galilei” International Award is an exclusive prize which is conferred to artists that stand out for the recognized value of their work.


Martins who is also an accountant is well know for many of his profound artworks as a visual artist.

The artist who took to his Instagram Page to announce his award also has this to say;

On this day 22nd January 2017, in Pisa, ITALY at the Congress Palace, the Event in Honor of The World’s Greatest Scientist and founder of modern day Science GALILEO GALILEI (1564 – 1642) was held and to honor deserving Artists with a prestigious prize, I am very humbled, proud and honored to be a recipient of the International Galileo Galilei prize/award and MOST valuable recognition. Thank you Dott. Francesco Saverio, Dott. Salvatore Russo and the entire Organization for finding my work worthy of this highest honor. Thank you and God Bless.


I've always wanted her to get as far as possible, its beautiful to see her here. #GalileoGalilei This amazing photo was taken by @fotovangelist I love it everyday. Thank you for the time.

Some of his works which include a pencil art of a little girl with braided hair is one of the most fascinating freehand drawings made by a Nigerian.
Below are some of his artworks:

#featuredpalette. Cc @fahd_non

Today I share with a friend and a brother @Omojuwa. His vision and ability to see things before they happen is pretty scary ? "in a good way". Thank you for being a true friend and a brother.

                   Martins Lawrence Akande is pictured here with Blogger and Media Mogul, Japheth J Omojuwa