Afropunk, Lagos, 1982 @ HEK

My series ‘Afropunk, Lagos, 1982’ will be featured at HEK this November: UNSCHARFE REALITÄTEN – REGIONALE 24»  Saturday, 25.11.2023, 19:30 PM About Afropunk Lagos, 1982 This series of images is a rebuttal to the social conservatism by way of formal and informal repressions that dominated my youth in Nigeria. There was a time when it was illegal for women to wear trousers, it was ...

African Jetset

The series African Jetset is a response to the violence and trauma that has marked the bulk of African migratory patterns, from slavery to economic or conflict driven displacement:  “I wanted to create a corrective space, an alternate timeline where there was never any interruption: no slave-trade, no colonialization, no external war or plunder. Instead the continent developed along ...

Excerpts from ‘Hotel Legba’

Preview from the first volume of my graphic novel series “Hotel Legba” in which the Yoruba gods of the diaspora converge at the crossroads.

Brutalist Mountaintop Villa For Bond Villain

Or possibly an Artist’s Residency. To expand upon my storyboarding /world-building skills, I took the PA Academy‘s Midjourney Architecture 3.0 webinar with Tim Fu. The following was developed as part of the course workshop. Part I: Exteriors / Lounging & Dining Areas

Dog of War

When Olokun, god of the oceans, threatened to discipline humanity with yet another deluge, Obatala the sky god intervened: it was decided that Olokun be restrained in the watery depths. For this, Ogun, god of war and technology was called upon. Ogun, like his Graeco-Roman analogues, Hephaestus / Vulcan is your talented blacksmith, technologist, and master of weapons. Like his Mediterranean ...

Yemayá at the Atlantic Terminal

Not to be outdone by her male counterpart, the First Lady of the Oceans also put in an appearance at the underwater terminal.

Armoured Girl Series (Part II)

“In assemblages you you find states of things, bodies, various combinations of bodies, hodgepodges; but you also find utterances, modes of expression, and whole regimes of signs.“ Gilles Deleuze The Armoured Girl series is an exercise in totemic human / animal capture and their resulting assemblages. Using Midjourney, the generative AI, I worked with Grace Jones and Benjamin ...