Since the beginning of March several Nigerian artists of all sorts – painters, photographers, writers, and others – have reinvented tiwtter in a fantastic manner. The hashtag #wearenigeriancreatives became the base for sharing their incredible work. A comparable phenomenon had occured the previous year, when the work of African artists had gone viral with the help of hashtag #drawingwhileblack. The new challenge was initiated by Nigerian painter Olaloye Bunmi, who was the first to call on fellow artists to post an insight into their work, accompanied by a short biographical text.
Check out out favourite posts below:
— Lord Kpuri (@ubiomokpuri) February 28, 2018
— Ifeoluwa .O (@feoluwart) February 27, 2018
— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ. (@afrogodd) February 26, 2018
My Name is Ikechukwu Nnadi and I come from a place where everyone is a genius.
The struggle is real, the life is colourful and the people are full of ideas.
I am a Nigerian,🇳🇬 and this is my story. #WeAreNigerianCreatives pic.twitter.com/xiOHX4xJf4
— Nnadi Ikechukwu 🇳🇬 (@NnadiArts1) February 23, 2018
— mohammed agbadi (@mohammedagbadi) February 28, 2018
— Feranmi『Q³.』 (@CubedQ) February 27, 2018
— ayo filade (@ayodraws) February 24, 2018