Nila Bah was born near Hamburg, Germany, where she lives now. She is a social worker and a self-taught artist. Her art is inspired by her culturally mixed origin, which is German, Portuguese and African. She stayed in Gambia for a couple of years, which has been a strong inspiration for her current works. However, in general, traveling and immersing herself in different cultures fills her most with creativity which then inspires her to create her paintings.