Art + Illustration

Visuals by Willis

Visuals by Willis takes us on a journey of beautiful abstraction, characterised by colourful backgrounds and disconnected parts, but held together by connected lines. These unexpectedly beautiful graphic images are the result! Website | Shop …

LeanKid’s Fashionistas

Nigerian fashion illustrator, Lean Kid, creates such beautiful and colourful images of Nigerian celebrities and fashionistas. His details of the outfits makes his work that much more interesting to behold. Head over to LeanKid’s Instagram feed for his work. But …

Celebrities in African Dress

DENSAH, aka Dennis Owusu-Ansah Nyame ne Hene (God is King), has created these beautiful and ingenious illustrations of Black-American artists…wearing traditional African attire from Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. These are just beautiful. And what tickles our fancy the …

Illustrated Calendars by Jamilla Okubo

We have always loved Jamilla Okubo’s illustrations. Her artwork has always been full of colour, and her exaggerated use of black skin is beautiful! So we love how she is using Calendars to showcase her creations. When we saw …

Painted Collages by Joseph Eze

Nigerian mixed media artist, Joseph Eze, is truly original. His creations reminds us of collages, only they are painted on. The artwork always has a common theme – beautiful black skin and natural hairstyles, with aspects of the Western …

Stephen Njenga’s Lines

Kenyan artist, Stephen Njenga, makes beautiful semi-abstract art in beautiful yellow, red and brown tones. He successfully conveys African figures using long straight lines and shapes. See his work below. Read more about Njenga here. And follow him …

Nike Art Gallery

A visit to Lagos, Nigeria, is not complete without a visit to Nike Art Gallery. Actually, several visits because it is impossible to see everything in that amazing gallery in one visit. The Gallery has affiliations with hundreds of artists, …

Mokshini + AfropunkFest

The annual Afropunk Festival has since become known as the place to be to not only get a doze of good alternative music, but to celebrate and African-inspired fashion. It’s a haven for street fashion photographers because of the explosion …

Red Origins

Nigerian-American founders, Onyi and Obi Udeogranya (of independent animation studio, Kolanut productions), were inspired to create Red Origins because they saw that they couldn’t really connect with the animations that are currently in the market. “None of these animations look …

Daily Life in a Nigerian Town

Israeli-Ukrainian artist, Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi, is married to a Nigerian man. Her work has often shown scenes from daily life, so it’s no surprise that she was inspired to paint daily life as she saw it in Nkwo town of …