Art + Illustration

Oscar and Enam – Pen Images

Artists create with all sorts of mediums and materials. But when they use something we use everyday in our daily lives, like a simple pen, to draw amazing images, we are doubly inspired! Two young artists, Nigerian Oscar Ukonu and …

Jeff Manning: Graphic Afrocentricity

Jeff Manning is really a graphic artist extraordinaire. His works seem to always be in motion, in a state of transformation. When I read his profile, it didn’t surprise me to see that his creativity stems, in a large part, …

She is Africa

CITIZINS is a Ghanaian-American artist whose celebration of Africa permeates all his works! “…his art is inspired by Africa’s global conscience and casually displays the continent’s essence in every image. Each piece captures the beauty of Africa and provocatively displays …

Omolade’s Diovadiova Chrome Masks

Have you ever seen art quite like this? Not us! Kip Omolade‘s art is really one of a kind…talk about signature pieces. The Diovadiova Chrome masks and paintings have successfully mixed science fiction (think Terminator II and III) with …

Painting or Photograph?

A while back, the Internet went ablaze because of some paintings by Oresegun Olumide. One particular painting stood out because people couldn’t figure out whether the piece was a painting or a photograph! His images depict daily life of …

Hadithi: Letters to your Younger Self

Hadithi is a letter and illustration project by Sandra Chege from Kenya. We love it! Hadithi means story in Swahili. Sandra has asked people to “write letters to their younger selves at the point at which it mattered. The instruction …

Ritual Spirits

In this Ritual Spirit series, artist Josh Sessoms reflects ancient Egyptian goddesses. Here, he reflects the goddesses Moot, the unseen life force flowing through the multiverse; Nebethet, representing earthly consciousness, nature and the underworld; Hetheru, house of light or house …

Ubiomo Oghenoroh Portraits

Nigerian illustrator, Ubiomo Oghenoroh, creates portraits that are food for the eyes. We love his work on Instagram and we’re eager to see more. He illustrates on commission for comics, and is well rounded as a writer, poet, painter and …

Coffee and Fridays by u_tbj

Nigerian illustrator, u_tbj, is a lover of coffee and Fridays, and most definitely a genius with his lines! His black and white illustrations are so interesting when you pick out the different elements in the image, and they still …

Nikisgroove’s Illustrations

Instagram seems to be a treasure trove for beautiful illustrators. Take Nicholle Kobi, a.k.a Nikisgroove, an amazing French illustrator, originally from Zaire. Her illustrations show her love for Paris, tea dates, afros, and African print. We love it! See …