Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
I came across this video randomly & had to post it. This is not a 'wigga' type video, this is the real deal.
This white man is as Nigerian as you, me or your local newspaper vendor.
Did you know there was a difference between the pigeon English in the South & the North? Mmm Hmm, didn't think so!
Could-not-believe when he started breaking it down in Hausa.
Check it. LOL @ the guy taping- "this is some trippy shit mehn..mad sturvz".
Have a good weekend dolls!
Olusola Akinseye is a Nigerian illustrator and graphic artist whose work has been published in several storybooks, textbooks, periodicals and calenders. His creativity is expressed clearly in his versatile work, show casing his love for his home town Nigeria with added twinges of humor that makes his work truly admirable. Others have recognised his talent and in 2007, Akinseye was shortlisted for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and won the Macmillan, Illustrator Award for Africa in 2008. Olusola’s work has brought a much needed perspective to vector graphics and illustration and he points out that ”creativity is not just ‘work’ for me, it’s life. And I love it!”. When you do what you love and love what you do, the end result is always fantastic.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Olushola Ajose better known as Afrikan boy is a grime/Afro beat MC based in London. I first heard of him on MIA's song, "Hussel" & fell in love. His style is very unique, if its possible to label it, i would call his look 'Afro-Grime'. I might sound like a broken record but i heart the vibrant colors in the video. The video 'Lagos town' is simple but full of rich textiles, clips of Lagos & creative patterns. Love how he incorporates humor into his lyrics and how visually appealing all the work that he does is. Lagos Town is a single of the debut album 1444 Musik. Will definitely be buying his album, set to be released this 2010.
Monday, 22 March 2010
Dawn Okoro is a Nigerian American artist based in NYC. She creates bold, color saturated, sensual portraits of beautiful black women. Her oil & acrylic paintings portray a juxtaposition of contemporary art mixed with a retro flare that makes Dawn as an artist, to me, incredibly distinct. I love her vibrant choice of colors, the fact that each painting is distinct and how she makes fro's look so darn fab. Her work is spectacular, to say the least and is as Okoro calls it, is “inspired by fashion in popular culture.” Would definitely hang one of these paintings on my wall. My pick- the stunning girl in the tutu & red stilettos. They are available for purchase at dawnokoro.com and if i might add, ridiculously under priced. Love.