Dunnie Onasanya Biography
Doing a job because of the money we get robs the job of the therapy it can offer. Having the right mindset while doing a job can be both beneficial financially and mentally. Ask Dunnie Onasanya,35, and she’ll answer this question well. She is a canvas artist, muralist, and an entrepreneur. Dunnie is also a visula art studio artits and an interiro designr at Vis Arts Center. She is also an instructor at the National Museum of African Art.
Personal Details, Marriage and Divorce
She is Nigerian by descent but was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her date of birth is 29th September 1988. Although she has spent a major part of her life in the United States, Dunnie Onasanya publicly appreciates her Nigerian background as she is from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. Dunnie’s passion for Nigeria had her continuing her Nigerian culture to her children. In 2015, she got married to Ibrahim Hassan, in a public marriage that awed tens of thousands of their fans online.
Their marriage was publicly coveted as they threw lovely relationship photos on Instagram. They also launched a swimwear brand and later got their first child, Zion Olori. Cracks in their marriage started getting visible after the birth of their child. In 2017, rumors of their separation started spreading and finally got confirmed in 2018 when they divorced.
Dunnie took time to heal but in 2019 she was back on the dating pool with international artist Timaya alias Papi Chulo. In 2020, Timaya introduced his newborn third child, Maya, with his new baby mama Dunnie Onasanya. The news shocked netizens as Timaya is known to have two other baby mamas. The relationship between Timaya and Dunnie has remained under wraps but Miss Dunnie O refers to herself as a single mother.
Education and Career
Having moved to the United States, Dunnie Onasanya lived a relatively good life because her parents were successful. She went to Tuskegee University where she earned a degree in Business administration. She tried her hand at branding, events, and public relations but everything came down crumbling after her traumatic divorce.
Dunnie Onasanya Divorce
The marriage between Dunnie Onasanya and her husband was public and many people admired it but their relationship was not as people observed. Dunnie and her husband had compatibility issues. Mr. Ibrahim was not the person in the marriage as people would see him in public. He was making personal choices that were affecting the entire household.
The toxic environment built for his behavior had Dunnie choosing whether to suffer in silence or break away and move forward. Like many women, she thought of protecting the dignity of her marriage from the fact that it was a public marriage and she feared many would dub her the divorce girl.
When the situation was getting worse and her mental health in jeopardy, Miss Dunnie O chose to leave the marriage. With the support of her friend in LA, Dunnie was able to navigate the situation. She separated from her husband and later divorced him in 2018.
Making of an Artist
As a way of healing from the traumatic divorce, Dunnie Onasanya made a gut decision to do art because she dreamt of being an artist since childhood. In the first year of doing her work, people started reaching out to purchase her work. She also started getting invitations to international art exhibitions. Dunnie later applied to Vis Arts and got accepted as a resident Artist.
Over the five years she has been doing her childhood dream, Dunnie Onasanya’s work has taken her across the country and abroad. She is passionate about doing expressive painting, abstract art, cultural masks, and historical symbols. She earned a feature at Hyundai’s national campaign, Casetify’s Black Artist Collective, and The Corks and Canvas Event.
Dunnie Onasanya has entirely changed her career path to what she is passionate about. Her work is therapeutic and a source of finance because she sells her pieces for at least $500. She has also sold some of her work for $11,000. Miss Dunnio O is among the women who have embraced the art world. Another artist and an expert at Quilting is Bisa Butler and pencil master Erick Centeno. Butler is unique in her way of expressing her artwork. You can check her out as well.
Dunnie Onasanya Personal Details
Marital Status: Single
Height: 5 feet and 7 inches
Net worth: approx $10 million