Ofili Ebube Sett

Field of Practice:

Digital

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Nigeria

Year:

2020, 2021

Born 1985 in Nigeria.
Ofili Ebube Sett is a technical artist specializing in video games and virtual reality art. In 2018, he earned his BA in education from the University of Lagos/Nigeria.

Sett pursues an interdisciplinary practice as an artist, computer programmer, entrepreneur, researcher and guidance counselor. He is passionate about the use of digital arts to educate, modify behavior and promote mental well-being.

In 2017, Sett was awarded a Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship fellowship by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Africa. He was also a finalist at Africa’s key digital arts competition, Digital Lab Africa (2018). In 2019, he was a fellow of UNLEASH, an international innovation lab that sources global talents to disrupt conventional solutions and create a better and more sustainable world, where he worked and studied at the China National GeneBank, which aims to enable the sharing of genetic data and resources to advance the development of life sciences and the bio-economy.

His current work uses role-playing video games and virtual reality technology to immerse the audience in a journey exploring genetic mutation and the culture of the south-east and south-south region of pre-colonial Nigeria. The aim of the project is to reduce the stigma and uncertainty associated with genetic mutations in African society.