Black pride.

This was an illustration I did on black pride and feminism. Its common knowledge the challenges black people face, and also the ones that women face in today’s society. So it is safe to assume that there will be some challenges in being a black woman. Whether it’s in the constant buzz of the United States, the ambient elegance of France, or the crude splendor of Nigeria, black women face the same issues everywhere, a combination of both racial and sexual bias. Its something that constantly happens, and possibly something that is always going to happen. Being a black woman isn’t something you can change, nor is it something you should change. Rather you should own it, and define it, on your own terms. A black woman is always going to stand out, is always going to have an identity among black and white people. Its up to them to define that identity, whether they’ll become a symbol of mediocrity, or greatness. A black woman stands out, but a successful black woman doesn’t just stand out, she inspires, she turns heads and sparks conversations, she is a true symbol of power. Every black woman should try to look past the oppression they face, and strive to be the best they can be. Because when you get to the top, you’ll realize how much of a blessing it is to be a black woman.

I tried to make the illustration as basic and as straightforward as possible, I tried to capture the sketch model in a feminine, but strong pose, against a backdrop of the word “BLACK”. Its meaning is simple, a black woman is powerful, and she should be proud of it.

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Ankara design concept

This is a concept illustration for an off the shoulder Ankara jumpsuit with simple rose designs. I tried to keep its design modern but still retain its traditional Nigerian touch. Its rose pattern design is simple and bright, which agrees with many Ankara trends. I also tried to make the sketch models pose and anatomy realistic. I also accessorised with classic Nigerian flat sandals to complement to its traditional look.

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Ankara designs

This was a fashion illustration showing an Ankara blouse with frills. I tried to give the sketch model a realistic pose. I also tried to capture the actual floral print of the blouse and its frilly base. Its style is supposed to be modern and a bit street, but still retain its traditional Ankara nativity.

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Ankara fashion

This was a fashion illustration for simply Victoria couture.it was the design for an Ankara dress. I tried to make the illustration as basic as possible but still make the model’s pose and dress fit realistic.

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Misconception

This artwork is for an African awareness campaign. It also reflects my feelings about my continent. Its based on the misconceptions some folks have about Africa. The woman holding her child is suffering and impoverished, which is the concept many have about Africa, but her reflection is happy and well fed which is the reality of many Africans. Most Africans don’t live half naked in huts and trees. They are intelligent, well fed, well clothed and well housed people. I went with wide tipped brushes to give the artwork a realistic look.