Dudu Emmanuel was born in Benin City on the 5th of august 1974 to Itsekiri parents from Delta state, Nigeria, he had his early education there before proceeding to Auchi Polytechnic in 1995, graduating in 1999 with the award of higher national diploma (HND) after an initial award of ordinary national diploma (OND).
Dudu moved over to Lagos for full time studio practice immediately after his National youth service stint. He added a bachelors degree in Arts from the University of Lagos in 2007 and a masters degree in visual art history from the same school in 2012.
His works are widely collected, one of his repurposed art installations hangs on the main atrium of Maryland mall, Lagos, another stands inside Muri Okunola park, beside law schoo Lagos, his recent painting is also in the collection of Mohammed VI museum, Rabat, Morocco. He has to his credit over thirty group exhibitions and a Solo exhibition, with a total of five awards for artistic excellence;
They include, first prize winner, ‘Spain through Nigerian Eyes’ An Art competition Organized by the Spanish Embassy in Nigeria (2006)
First prize winner, Imagining Venice’ An Art competition Organized by the Italian Embassy in Nigeria (2007