Born in Nigeria in 1980, Adesina studied Fine Art at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen (2008-12), and continues to live and work in the city. Whilst his subject matter spans continents and encompasses metropolises and jungles, often the backdrop of Aberdeen and the North Sea oil and fishing industries are visible. Adesina's work has been exhibited worldwide and he is the recipient of a host of awards recognising his achievements in printmaking. Becoming the first RSA New Contemporary to be elected a Royal Scottish Academician in 2017, and benefitting from several RSA awards and residencies including the John Kinross Scholarship, Adesina's extraordinary success has been encouraged and recognised by the Academy throughout his career so far.