|Cover design by Osione Itegboje|
I love Akpokerie's work and to be honest it was London Life, Lagos Living that introduced me to it. After reading the book, I had to find out everything about Akpokerie's and his art, which is largely inspired by the dynamic pop culture of Lagos. In a recent article, following Akpokerie's apperance at the Venice Biennale, Sean O'Toole writes that his art is an ongoing love letter to Lagos, and that captures perfectly how I feel about it. Hopefully, once you see Akpokerie's works, you will get a sense of the dynamism of Lagos through his 'text rich ... noisy and over-populated drawings'.
|All images via Karo Akpokiere's website|
Here's a look at some of Karo Akpokiere's truly stunning work from his website.
|My Africa is: Lagos Chronicles|
|Illustrated letters A-Z|