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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Nigerian Artist Laolu Sebanjo Hired By Nike To Create Art Inspired Air Max Brand

American sportswear company Nike has hired Nigerian visual artist Laolu Sebanjo, to create art-inspired Air Max brand at the Air Max Con 2016. Reacting to the news of his selection by Nike, Laolu said: “I’m making my dreams a reality. This is my ayanmo (a Yoruba word for ‘destiny’). Create your destiny. Let me be your inspiration. Just do it!”

Laolu describes his style of art as “Afromysterics" a term he coined several years ago. It simply means “the mystery of the African thought pattern.” Although he has a degree in Law from the University of Ilorin, it has always been art first for him. Today, he uses his knowledge in law to ensure his copyrights and intellectual property are protected.

From Laolu's 1st exhibition in December 2009 at the Elephant House, Ikeja, Lagos where he did not sell a single work of art, the artist who also sings and plays the guitar has come a long way.  And from the 24th -26th of March, Laolu’s work will highlight his African roots as the world celebrates Nike’s popular Air Max brand.

Source - thenerveafrica

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