This weekend, Nigeria-born Williams Chechet, who is an impressive graphics designer, illustrator and muralist, held an exhibition he titled “We Are The North”.
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This project is a series of beautiful Northern Nigerian illustrations influenced by pop art – art based on modern popular culture and the mass media, especially as a critical or ironic comment on traditional fine art values. We are the North features Northern Nigerian icons – from the first president of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe, to the only prime minister of an Independent Nigeria, Tafawa Balewa – and other things he experienced in the North while growing up.
You can see some of his work below, or on his Instagram page: