The creative industry is a sector that encompasses expressions in art and film to fashion and architecture. It is one of the most rapidly growing sectors globally and social media has allowed creators widen the reach of their message. VS50 merits the achievements of futurists that have inspired us through street culture, film and art and pushed our imagination through design and creative content. Here’s a closer look at some of the industry’s best creators and innovators. People who not only made a significant impact in their respective circles but have been able to break stereotypical boundaries to make a difference. Words by Michael Isaac & Ogbonna Gift

VS50 – Nnamdi Nwoha

Nnamdi Nwoha (a.k.a. Drofu), is a Nigerian artist, painter and …

VS50 – Awele Emili

Awele is a young Nigerian graphic artiste and illustrator. She …

VS50 – Babawande Thomas

Babawande Thomas is a content creator and a producer and …

VS50 – Santi

Santi is an alternative rapper/singer from Nigeria who combines a …

VS50 – Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner is a self-named ‘creative consultant’ with truly diverse …

VS50 – Nadine Ijewere

In 2018, Nadine Ijewere became the 1st black woman to …

Ayanfe

Ayanfeoluwa Olarinde Olayemi is a Microbiology student at the University …

Abba Makama

Nigerian award winning filmmaker, painter, writer, director and producer Abba …

Stephen Tayo

High fashion but from an African point of view. 24-year-old …

Olaloye Bunmi

With a passion for Nigerians finding their voice and sharing …

Daniel Obasi

Creative activist, art director. photographer and stylist, Daniel Obasi’s style …

Nadine Ijewere

In 2018, Nadine Ijewere became the 1st black woman to …

Rahima Gambo

Rahima Gambo’s 2015 multimedia project, ‘Education is Forbidden’ documents the …

Fati Abubakar

“We have to tell the world what is happening in …

Papa Oyeyemi

Babatunde ‘Papa’ Oyeyemi is a designer and founder/creative director of …

WafflesNCream

WafflesNCream is a skate collective and street wear label. Brought …

Akwaeke Emezi

With laurels in writing commonwealth short stories for Vogue and …

The Nigerian Bobsled Team

February 2018 saw The Nigerian bobsled trio – Seun Adigun, …

Dandelion Eghosa

Dandelion Egho Eghosa is a 24-year-old photographer whose work gives …

Lady Donli

Lady Donli (born Zainab Donli) is a Neo-soul artist whose music …

Demigosh

Demigosh (a.k.a Ade) is a London-based Dublin-born singer and active …

Dafe Oboro

Dafe Oboro is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photojournalist, casting director …

Favour

Favour (br0wnn_sugar) is a Nigerian artist currently based in London. …

VS50 – Olaseinde Alex-oni

Olaseinde is a Lagos based internet genius and content manager …

VS50 – Visual Storyteller Daniel Obasi

Creative activist, art director. photographer and stylist, Daniel Obasi’s style …

Kenneth Ize

Kenneth Ize is a Lagos-born fashion designer who received his …

Babawande Thomas

Babawande Thomas is a content creator and a producer and …

VS50 – Insider views with Rahima Gambo

Rahima Gambo’s 2015 multimedia project, ‘Education is Forbidden’ documents the …

VS50 – Ashley Okoli

Ashley Okoli is a 19 year old Nigerian model. She …

VS50 – Afro-fused Odunsi (The Engine)

Odunsi (The Engine) is a musician and performer who got …

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