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VS50 – Nnamdi Nwoha

Nnamdi Nwoha (a.k.a. Drofu), is a Nigerian artist, painter and designer who focuses on urban culture and lifestyle Lagos. His style of art can best be described as urban surrealism and is crafted with a mission to remain relevant and relatable to urban Nigerians. His Dressed to Kill series is an example of work from …

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VS50 – Awele Emili

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 …

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VS50 – Babawande Thomas

Babawande Thomas is a content creator and a producer and produces various types of content, from music videos to documentaries to corporate campaigns. He is the Creative Director of Urbangidi, an African Content creation and production company. He produced Falz’s “This is Nigeria” video and has also worked with artistes like Burna Boy. Wande grew …

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VS50 – Santi

Santi is an alternative rapper/singer from Nigeria who combines a blend of different genres of music to produce his own personal unique style. He grew up with a passion for music after he got to hear his father’s old records in his early childhood. Santi dived into acting at the age of ten but fell …

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VS50 – Baingor Joiner

Baingor Joiner is a self-named ‘creative consultant’ with truly diverse interests. He is a self-taught photographer and is well known for his sense of whimsy and fascination with the parts of daily life that are often ignored in art. His journey as a photographer started as a student in London where he focused on documenting …

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VS50 – Nadine Ijewere

In 2018, Nadine Ijewere became the 1st black woman to shoot a vogue cover. This tells us a great deal about how far she has come in her photography career and also gives us an idea of where she is going with her art. 2018 was a busy year for her indeed as she also …

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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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