My ardent love for all things art will always be something I talk about unashamedly.
From the fluidity of a dancer’s movements to the depth of a poets woven word, the grace of a brush on a canvas, stage presence and scars of a craftsman’s hands. These are the little things that make me appreciate art.
Now can you imagine all this put together in everyday items or activities you can relate to?
Art – iculate
So, before I write down my list I must confess that I have stalked these artists A LOT. How they have combined their crafts and forms of art is the reason I constantly find myself searching their handles.
Their work is fresh, new on the Nigerian fashion, arts and craft scene and is definitely worth looking out for.
Bur Artletic is a Nigerian sports and lifestyle brand created around the concept of arts and athletics. The brand, targeted at bringing an understanding of the individual concepts but marrying them to express a passion for both.
The comfort you get from one of these pieces is undeniable, I kid you not. Fabric, is perfect for our weather.
How do I know?
Creative director : Mngohol Bur
Ok, so I must admit I had a hard time pronouncing this. Until I had a eureka moment and realised it’s “Nolastname” without the ‘a’s *face palm*
Anyways this is the first ever (handmade) Nigerian harness brand! Not sure what a harness is or not sure how to rock one? Look…
They’re so hot right now on the fashion scene. Add a little oomph and an edge to your style with one of these.
I know I’m definitely getting one for myself. 😉
Creative director : Abiodun Salako
Tubber Art is a Nigerian decor furniture brand. With pieces made from tyres for both in and outdoor decor.
I honestly can’t get over this cute vanity mirror I found on the page. Ever thinking of redecorating and need some very traditional statement pieces? This is definitely your guy.
Creative director : Charles A. Oputa
Roc and Religion
You know how you stumble on a random fashion account and are sure that it was made for you? That’s what the Roc and Religion brand does to me.
I was so hyped seeing the Basquiat themed shirts! *groupie scream* Then the ones with the Nigerian masquerades? Brilliant!
Creative director : Gbolahan Akande
Yinka Ilori’s furniture screams pop. I love it ! Then the way he incorporates that African ankara theme? Makes me want to snatch my edges ( even though nature already took care of that 🙁 )
His pieces are vibrant, fun and happy.
Creative director : Yinka Ilori
The beauty of a place is embodied in the disposition of her people, their culture, their energy, their tradition, their craft. With that I can say Nigerians are wavy and very talented!
These are just a few pages I’ve been looking at from last year up until now. And these artists are definitely on a rise and are worth checking out.
From Naija to the world.
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Official instagram pages of the artist are same as written in subheadings.
Photocredit : Artists instagrams