Art + Illustration

Segun Aiyesan’s Portraits

Segun Aiyesan is a Nigerian, self-taught painter. A glimpse into his journey as an artist shows that he first did it simply as something that makes him glad, but then took a plunge and did what he didn’t expect – …

Made with Love

Kenyan illustrator, Muse Omusi, creates these beautiful illustrations to bring his native proverbs/sayings to life. His blog, Made with Love, is a gallery of beautiful proverb .gifs – a beautiful and creative mix of culture, technology, and modern …

ChopUp Gaming

We are seeing a lot of fresh, young talent in the world of desktop and mobile gaming in Nigeria. It’s refreshing to see animation, storytelling, and interactive gaming go hand in hand with the unique experiences and cultures of Nigeria.…

Sango and His Wives

Sango is one of the most popular diety (or Orisha) in the Oyo Empire. He is the ‘god of thunder’, and is one of the strongest Orishas. Given his prowess, he has three wives, and he’s got a lot going …

Tees by Drofu

Nigerian T-shirt brand, Drofu, is doing something different. They are marketing their tees using beautiful digital art that you can download as a wallpaper for your devices. They are also starting an art series about how Nigerians like to …

Yagazie’s Personal Cartoons

If you like African photography and art, you’ve probably heard of curator, Yagazie Emezi, through her work on her blog. What’s interesting for us today, though, are her #PersonalCartoons which she shares on her social media accounts. We love …

The Amazons of Senegal

In the Franco-Dahomean war, between the French and the Dahomeans (now around the country Benin), there was an all-female regiment, made up of about 6,000 women, who were trained combatants defending Dahomey. Although the French eventually won, these military women …

About Endangered African Species

Art is a powerful medium for advocacy because it makes people stop, see, and feel. Street artist, Masai, uses his art to educate people about endangered African species. He decorates the streets around South Africa with these beautiful images and …

Drawn to Africa

Almost 5 years ago, illustrator George Butler travelled by land across Africa, ending up in Gabon. He passed through 10 countries, and illustrated his experiences during this adventure! He describes people, wildlife, scenes, etc. using his unique illustrative style. Butler …

Thandiwe Tshabalala

Thandiwe Tshabalala is a South African illustrator of epic talents. Her art reflects her thoughts in a refreshingly raw and honest way. From her works, you can see how passionate she is about her country, human rights, and her personal …