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VS50 – Awele Emili

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Awele is a young Nigerian graphic artiste and illustrator. She is well known for her illustration on the lives of everyday Nigerians. She has always been passionate about drawing and illustrating, using art to illustrate the world around her. She started at a very young age and was widely called “the girl who drew a lot”.

Awele has been illustrating for well over twelve years now, and has had her work featured on several platforms across Nigeria and on her twitter page where she readily posts series that illustrate the times and lives of Nigerians. Her webcomics are already amassing her a steady fanbase and Awele has bigger plans for the future.

Awele draws her inspiration from everyday activities around her, the typical Nigerian ideas, personal life experiences and the daily internet trend around her circle.

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