Artist, Williams Chechet is Giving History an Exciting Makeover

Williams Chechet // Source: @WilliamsChechet [Instagram]

Williams Chechet // Source: @WilliamsChechet [Instagram]

Williams Chechet is changing how young Nigerians are digesting History and Culture. This young graphics designer, illustrator and muralist is putting some funky pop in Nigerian History through modern Pop art. History can be rather boring to digest at least for most young people, noting this, Williams Chechet launched an art project late last year tagged We Are The North. The Project is a photo series of Nigerian founding fathers, Northern Nigerian heroes, people and culture all visually grafted into unrelated new art symbols, shapes and colours forming new modern Pop art. Series of photos from the project has been shared on his Instagram page and is gaining massive attention from young Nigerians.

Tafawa Balewa // Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Tafawa Balewa // Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Govermint // Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Govermint // Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

This talented artist is the hand behind the vibrant graffiti art at the Hard Rock Café, Lagos, MTV Base office, Lagos and most of M.I Abaga’s lively album covers.

Nnamdi Azikwe // Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Nnamdi Azikwe // Source: @WillamsChechet [Instagram]

Willams Chechet

Willams Chechet