Gani Odutokun (1946-1995) arguably one of the most influential painters in 20th century Nigeria, studied at the ahmadu bello where he trained under the legendery British teachers Chales argent ,a consummate draughtsman, odutokun early paintings revel his fascination with equine forms and genre subjects rendered with bold painterly brushwork. In the 1980s Odutokun championed the effort by a group of younger artist who wished to reposition Zaria as a leading center of contemporary Nigeria art toward appropriation of traditional art forms . he died in a car accident at the height of his artistic career.