Archives: VS Team

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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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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Rahima Gambo

Rahima Gambo’s 2015 multimedia project, ‘Education is Forbidden’ documents the impact of insurgency in the north east of Nigeria. Photographer and visual artist Rahima Gambo gives an insider view into social issues around her as she reveals the hidden layers that aren’t usually expressed in media. Gambo’s work has been widely acknowledged and she emerged …

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Fati Abubakar

“We have to tell the world what is happening in Borno.” Fati Abubakar is a photojournalist who sheds light on social issues like health, conflict and cultural diversity through her photography. Her project ‘Bits of Borno’ is a story of survival in Borno even after the ravages of insurgency and Boko Haram terrorism. The project …

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Papa Oyeyemi

Babatunde ‘Papa’ Oyeyemi is a designer and founder/creative director of the androgynous ‘menswear’ brand – Maxivive. He started the brand at age 15 and for the past 11 years has grown the brand to the Maxivive Group of Fashion Brands including Bodun (streetwear), Mxvv (sportswear) and PAL (streetwear/sports). Oyeyemi is known for his gender fluid …

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WafflesNCream is a skate collective and street wear label. Brought together by their love for BMX culture/clothing and skating, the label’s co-founders came together to create the ‘WAFFLESNCREAM’ community with its central location in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is since become a significant hub for creative young minds in Lagos. This community is made up …

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Akwaeke Emezi

With laurels in writing commonwealth short stories for Vogue and Dazed Digital, Nigerian born Film Writer, Akwaeke Emezi’s style has earned recognition and rave reviews from top publications like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. She identifies as a writer and a video artist. The Umuahia-born artist, whose concepts …

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The Nigerian Bobsled Team

February 2018 saw The Nigerian bobsled trio – Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga – inspire Nigerians by being the first team from Africa to qualify for and compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The team made a historic appearance after crowdfunding efforts raised funds well over their initial $75,000 goal with attention and …

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Dandelion Eghosa

Dandelion Egho Eghosa is a 24-year-old photographer whose work gives us a fresh take on the intersection between photography and sexual identity as well as an opportunity to dissect and question stereotypes about various sexual groups in Nigeria. Her work essentially documents progressive periods in the changing social trajectory of gender, sex, sexuality and mental …

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Lady Donli

Lady Donli (born Zainab Donli) is a Neo-soul artist whose music style weaves in neo-soul, RnB, bits of Hip Hop and a sprinkle of alternative jazz. She is currently putting Nigeria’s unique style of alternative music on the map and becoming increasingly popular among millennial audiences. With her 2016 and 2017 E.P.s – “Wallflower” and “Letters …

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