Design

Nigeria…Sweet Times

Not too long ago, arguably the most popular Nigerian music was high life and Afro blues/disco/funk. The sounds were so original, they were on a class of their own. A lot of them had pretty funny lyrics as well. It’s …

Glover Inspiration

To inspire others, you have to first inspire yourself. Inspiration creates tees with worlds of inspiration/quotes from notable people. Their brand captures the basic premise of successful human living; the need to have (and even spread) inspiration and motivation to …

Multicultural London

I absolutely love this BA project by Kezia Frederick. The inspiration is a mix of London street fashion and church outfits worn by Nigerian women. You know Nigerians don’t joke with how they look when they’re going to church. These …

The Selby Goes To An African Place

The Selby is a project that ‘offers an insider’s view of creative individuals living around the world in their personal spaces with an artist’s eye for detail’. This features is of Carpet Designer Malene Barnett in Brooklyn. Malene B has …

African Barbies

I’m really glad to see that Mattel is showcasing other cultures besides the Western one. It has really given Barbie an international feel. I would so buy these for my fictional kids before I consider the White Barbie. It just …

Makalali Interiors

I found a lovely feature on Ethniciti Designs about amazing interior decorations of Silvio Retch. Below is his design inspired by the Makalali camps in South Africa. The design is characterized by rough woodworks and circular domes, and gives the …

Girls At War Covers

Edel Rodriguez is an amazing artist. I’m especially in love with his book covers. He designed the covers below for Chinua Achebe‘s Girls At War and Other Stories. He somehow captures an African image through the colors and …

Faces on Fabric

I recently saw this post Politics of Fabric about using textiles to commemorate elections and presidential visits in Africa. It made me remember the early ’90s when this was such a huge trend in Nigeria. Most government events would see …

Kushn’s Tribal Leather

Kushn designs reflect a dynamic, colourful, robust and creative contemporary Africa that remains culturally rooted yet globally engaged. Putting emphasis on both quality and aesthetics, the Kushn brand is sure to go far. The beautiful Kente fabric is a central …

Celebrating African and Diaspora Cinema

My bachelor project introduces and celebrates the African and Diaspora cinema. I chose this topic because I wanted to touch on a very interesting subject which people in general don´t know much about. My project consists of two parts; the …