Painting or Photograph?

A while back, the Internet went ablaze because of some paintings by Oresegun Olumide. One particular painting stood out because people couldn’t figure out whether the piece was a painting or a photograph! His images depict daily life of children in Nigeria; particularly when children take their showers outside…and they’re lovely. Via Ventures Africa

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Hadithi: Letters to your Younger Self

Hadithi is a letter and illustration project by Sandra Chege from Kenya. We love it! Hadithi means story in Swahili. Sandra has asked people to “write letters to their younger selves at the point at which it mattered. The instruction was to look into their past and identify a moment or a period in time…

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Ritual Spirits

In this Ritual Spirit series, artist Josh Sessoms reflects ancient Egyptian goddesses. Here, he reflects the goddesses Moot, the unseen life force flowing through the multiverse; Nebethet, representing earthly consciousness, nature and the underworld; Hetheru, house of light or house of enlightenment; Tefnut embodying the powerfully feminine aspect of deep waters and intuition; etc. See…

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Ubiomo Oghenoroh Portraits

Nigerian illustrator, Ubiomo Oghenoroh, creates portraits that are food for the eyes. We love his work on Instagram and we’re eager to see more. He illustrates on commission for comics, and is well rounded as a writer, poet, painter and graphics designer. Our favourite illustrations are below. And these colourful portraits are beautiful! Instagram |…

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Coffee and Fridays by u_tbj

Nigerian illustrator, u_tbj, is a lover of coffee and Fridays, and most definitely a genius with his lines! His black and white illustrations are so interesting when you pick out the different elements in the image, and they still come together so well. We love his use of colour! See some of our favourite illustrations…

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Nikisgroove’s Illustrations

Instagram seems to be a treasure trove for beautiful illustrators. Take Nicholle Kobi, a.k.a Nikisgroove, an amazing French illustrator, originally from Zaire. Her illustrations show her love for Paris, tea dates, afros, and African print. We love it! See some of our favourites below:

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Ilanakila and Her Lines

Artwork comes in many shapes, sizes, and colours. And Ilanakila surely makes her artwork original, and her very own. With this series, she mixes photography with drawn in lines and geometric shapes, giving the pictures a whole new dimension and energy! See some below. Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Email: Llanakila@gmail.com

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