Get set. Go

With a month and a bit left until the launch of the Art’s Own Kind exhibition, we kick off the buzz here by getting an insight into the story behind the event and Lemi Ghariokwu’s contribution to the Afrobeat movement. His work reflects the vibrant atmosphere of African culture and also makes a statement about Black people’s ideals and strife within society.

So, the following posts will give a bit of info and background to how Lemi established himself as Nigeria’s most prolific record sleeve designer, since his collaboration and friendship with Fela Kuti overshadows him as an artist to the extent that he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia entry (actually I just might do that…). As I said in the blog’s description, each post is meant to be an incitement to interactive dialogue, so it would be great if you could drop any thoughts and feelings about what’s here.

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