Kayode Karunwi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and obtained his Higher National Diploma from Yaba College of Technology in 1993, where he specialized in painting.  Karunwi made tremendous impact with his unique approach and versatility in execution of his assignments and projects as one of the outstanding students in his class. 

He has participated in many art activities and exhibitions both at home and abroad. Karunwi has executed many projects on paintings and creative metal works out of which are murals at ABB quarters at Jabi, Abuja, American International School, Victoria Island in Lagos, and several homes and corporate organizations.

Kayode has had several exhibitions both at home in Lagos and abroad, out of which only a few are mentioned: Our World in the Year 2000 (Stockholm), ''From the Cradle'' (Goethe Institute Lagos Nigeria) ''The Dance'' (Cyprus international Trade Fair Nicosia 2001), 'Strides in Time' 1996 (Russian Cultural Center Lagos), 'Transformation a Process of Change' (Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Sept.2014). 'Clarion Call: Peace & Harmony' (Feb.2015).