11 June 2009

Best Black Wishes

The Art of Lemi Ghariokwu

Tuesday night saw the launch of Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu's at the RichMix . The exhibition brought to life Lemi's work who is most famously known for the album art work of Fela Kuti. After listening to Lemi talk about his inspiration and his time with Fela, the launch night turned into one of the best free nights we've seen in London for a long time. The sounds of live Afrobeat with Nigerian legends Tony Allen and Dele Sosimi with Rich Medina on the decks had us all on our feet.

The next day we went to collect our print, had a more in depth tour of the exhibition, where we met Lemi and Rich Medina

Lemi signing his limited prints of Felasophy 1 of 7 which is currently at Bnn HQ

Best Black Wishes

Read more about the exhibition here artsownkind.wordpress.com


Kime said...

oh wow, i actually went to this event! guessing you lot will be at AFRI-KOKOA festival.

upfromsumdirt said...

i am so jealous!
Lemi Ghariokwu and Pedro Bell
are artistic geniuses...