Art + Illustration

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 …

Interview: Inside E.X.O – The Legend of Wale Williams

Superheroes are an important part of every kid’s life, and many adults too! They represent hope, strength, and the reassurance that good triumphs over evil. But thing is, you would hardly see a Superhero that is African. Nigerian, Roye Okupe, …

Kufuor Gallons

Serge Attukwei Clottey is a Ghanian artist/performer who uses his art to passionately discuss and educate people about Climate Change and related social issues. His mix of contemporary art and performance stand him out in the usually traditional Ghanian art …

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 …