Afro-Creativity

THE OUTSIDE WORLD WILL NO LONGER INFLUENCE AFRICA, CREATIVITY WILL BE BY US AND FOR US AND TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

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It’s beyond your imagination, it’s something you and I both have never seen before. It will surely blow our minds – this is the promise of creative agencies in Africa going forward. In previous years we have seen exceptional creativity from adverts to music to movies to events and to every facet of the economy that need some level of creativity to breathe new air. As a result of this uprising, African artists and designs gained a lot of recognition from international entities – it’s from Africa to the rest of the world now.

Despite all the accolades true Africanism received in recent time we however saw some influences from other bodies especially Hollywood. The music and movie industry in Africa toned down on the level of influence it imposes on itself from international bodies and going forward we are set to see an industry free of external influences.

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Original and authentic top notch creativity is soon to over flow the shores the African continent. We are going to show the world what creativity really looks like.

I am particularly excited about the future because I am certainly going to write about it.

#Smiles

KABAFEST: The gathering of Nigerian creatives up-north

KABAFEST: The gathering of Nigerian creatives up-north

Literature and art has played a key role in preserving and reshaping Nigeria’s diverse culture. It’s always a great seeing events and programs fostering efforts to pass culture down to the next generation. The Kaduna State Government has announced a Kaduna Book and Art Festival (KABAFEST). This initiative is the first of its kind in Kaduna. Working in partnership with the Book Buzz Foundation and Gusau Institute, the Festival promises to be just more than just another exciting gathering for art and book lovers. With a diverse and rich line up of writers and panelists like Toni Kan, Leila Aboulela, Zaynab Alkali, Andrew Walker, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim amongst many others, the 5th – 8th of July has a lot to offer.

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Nigerians are perhaps Africa’s best storytellers

Nigerians are perhaps Africa’s best storytellers

There must be something in the air in Nigeria that makes everyone in the country a good story teller. Okay not everyone in the country but a good crop. From the last generation till date, Nigerian writers have led the rest of Africa in local literature. Today a new generation of Nigerian writers are not only influence the continent but the world at large. From the popular author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who had a part of her feminist speech woven into Beyonce's 2015 Flawless single to Ben Okri, whose book The Famished Road birthed Radiohead's Street Spirit (Fade Out), one can say that Nigerians are good at this story telling business.

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"We Are The North" has us Completely Thrilled!

NIGERIAN ILLUSTRATOR, GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND MURALIST, WILLIAM CHECHET, POPULAR FOR HIS EXCITING AND VIBRANT ART FUSING CULTURE, HISTORY AND URBAN ELEMENTS IS SET TO RUN HIS FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION THIS JUNE!

Williams Chechet today is standing out among his peers. Well known for his very vibrant and colourful interpretation of history and art, Williams’ works reflects modernism while retaining ancient indigenous Nigerian historical elements of people, places and things. Everyone loves how he tells stories with art, fusing culture, history and urban elements to it.

On the wings of his fast rising fame, the talented contemporary artist is set to exhibit his latest art project We Are The North in Lagos.

The ‘We Are The North' Exhibition will be hosted by Alliance Française de Lagos and is set to run from the 3rd of June to the 16th June, 2017.

William has one of his most popular mural works on the walls of Hard Rock Café Lagos, characteristically colourful, zesty and vibrant. Also his works with the Nigerian Rapper, M.I Abaga has earned him extra recognition.

We already are thrilled by the extremely insane video announcing the exhibition and we can bet it will be sicker in reality. Register to attend HERE, check out his cool works on Instagram HERE.

Memes make the World go round

FOR THE INTERNET SAVVY PERSON, THERE ARE NOW FINE ART VERSIONS OF THE MOST POPULAR MEMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

If I was to make an achievement list of all the things birthed by social media, as much I want to sound serious, networking would not be at the top of my list but memes would be. You can imagine my joy when I found out that a Delware-born visual artist, Alim Smith, turned some of internet's most popular memes into actual pieces of art. 

With an average aggregate likes of over 20,000 retweets, the buzz from his arts are still on the uprise and it is only right to make you fall in love with his art and memes even more. We have some of the works on twitter @yesterdaynite and website here