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Month: January 2019

Nigerian Photographers Capturing the Unorthodox

Uche James-Iroha In a career spanning two decades, Uche James-Iroha has been described as a ‘leading light of a new generation of Nigerian photographers.’ Currently the director of Photo Garage, a Lagos-based platform for Nigerian and global intellectual photography exchanges, he is the director of Depth of Field, the collective that has influenced the likes …

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Check out the work of hyper-realist artist Oscar Ukonu

Oscar Ukonu, is a self-taught Nigerian artist who draws with a ballpoint pen. Ukonu who began drawing at the age of nine, says he deviated from mainstream graphite pencils to using a biro in 2014 because it felt more comfortable for him. “With photorealism as my genre of art, the ballpen’s definite and steady feature …

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D-Truce and TylerRIDDIM present the visuals for "Sketchers"

Following the reception to their joint project “The Backbenchers”, D-Truce and Tyler are kicking off their 2019 with the visuals to a fan favourite from the project, “Sketchers”. Directed by TOHEEBPFG and D-Truce, the video tells the story of two young, aspiring music makers hounded by a very wily influencer in the shape of OSAGIE. “Sketchers” …

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Ayanfe

Ayanfeoluwa Olarinde Olayemi is a Microbiology student at the University of Lagos and a self-taught artist interested in portraiture, abstract art, sculpture and photography. However, her major interest is scribble art because of her obsession with lines and points in art. Her sources of inspiration are scribble artists from around the world – Erick Centeno, …

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Abba Makama

Nigerian award winning filmmaker, painter, writer, director and producer Abba Makama knows how to tell a good story from behind the camera, from a canvas or from the pages of a book. He is an all-round creative and is most recognised for making films which are usually satires, short films or documentaries. He is the …

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Stephen Tayo

High fashion but from an African point of view. 24-year-old Photographer and Stylist Stephen Tayo celebrates the beauty in the everyday. He helps the viewer of his art see the most mundane events in a different way – seeing the high fashion in a group of Nigerian women headed to church in matching geles or …

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Olaloye Bunmi

With a passion for Nigerians finding their voice and sharing their creativity, Nigerian artist Olaloye Bunmi took to Twitter in 2018 to create one of the biggest creative hashtag movements of the year with #WeAreNigerianCreatives. The hashtag went viral on Twitter in February 2018 and drew the attention of media houses like BBC, CNN and …

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Daniel Obasi

Creative activist, art director. photographer and stylist, Daniel Obasi’s style is unorthodox and sophisticated. The 23-year-old visual storyteller pushes the boundaries of afro-avant-garde designs and sexual identity through his work which includes short films such as ‘The Illegal Project’, ‘Embers of Bloom’, ‘An Alien in Town’ and ‘Udara’. He uses short films as a form …

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