Odogwu Fidelis Eze is a prolific artist whose knowledge of metal twisting and fabrication has earned him a household name – The Prince of Metal. Some are of the opinion that he is now The King of Metal. Fidelis is one peculiar Artist who is true to himself and equally loyal to his Art.

Odogwu Fidelis Eze {b. November 17, 1970} in Agbor, Delta State. He completed his Higher National Diploma in Sculpture from the famous School of Art and Design, Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State {1991}. 

He has worked with a renowned Nigerian Master Sculptor – Ben Osawe between the period of 1988 to 1989. Odogwu’s inborn ability to transform metal and make it look like paper has singled him out as a favorite of numerous Art Collectors worldwide. 

He is a member of the Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA), Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA), and African Artists  Foundation. 

Solo Exhibitions: Tenacity, OM Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos {2019}; and Square Pegs in Round Holes, Omenka Gallery,  Ikoyi, Lagos {2012}. 

Group and Joint Exhibitions: Expressions Africanes, Caracas, Venezuela {2008}; ArtHouse Auction, Lagos {2008-till date}; Transcending Boundaries, Cork Street, London {2013&2014}; African Now, Bonhams Auction, London {2012&2013}; Italian embassy, Abuja,  Nigeria {2012&2013}; Art Expo New York {2010}.

Charity Exhibitions: Nigeria and the UK; Black History month, Los Angeles {2014}.

Delivered Lecture: The Trends in Contemporary Art Practice in Nigeria, SOAS University,  London [May 2013}. 

Art Residency: IFITRY Artists Residency, Morocco {November 2013} where he met the likes of Rachid Koraichi and Chris Spring. 

Awards: Third prize winner, Nigerian Breweries Limited (NBL)/African Artists Foundation Art competition {2010}; Certificate of Merit, Guinness Nigeria PLC Art exhibition,  Lagos {2004}.