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 of expression, exploring various topics that interest him and using the films as a platform to express his emotions and opinions. He is also strongly influenced by futurism, fantasy and androgyny which comes through in his body of work. Lagos Futurism is a photography series produced in collaboration with William Ukoh (styled by Daniel Obasi) which showcases a fashion-forward take on afro-futurism. He has expanded his story-telling and design skills to the music industry in the past few years and was responsible for styling in Major Lazer’s ‘All My Life’. He also designed the album cover for Odunsi (The Engine)’s debut album, rare’
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