Dec 31, 2011

Thank you

Thank you everyone for being a part of my journey to God knows where.
Thank you for the lovely comments each time I post.
Thank you for the many e-mails I got telling me how much my art inspires them.
Thank you to the several people I've personally met that said they were a fan of my work.
Thank you to the bloggers that have featured me on their blogs/websites.
Thank you for the 400+ likes on facebook.
Thank you to the 170+ blog followers.
Thank you to the 70+ followers on Tweet tweet. :)
Thank you to the 10+ followers on Tumblr.

Thank you to the inconspicuous fans that I don't know about except when I check my stats. (I'm watching you)

Thank you for making my year great.

I hope you guys have a fantastic new year.
I don't believe in New Years resolutions, I believe in the present moment, the "Now" moment. If you want to do anything, do it now. Don't wait till tomorrow don't wait till next year. Waiting till a new year shouldn't be the reason to start "a fresh".
That's my little rant.

Take care,
see you next year.

Dec 28, 2011

Awolowo Road

One of the busy roads in Lagos. I took this photo on the
iPhone using the Instagram app.

I'm not usually a big fan of square-shaped photos
but this one looks good.

Dec 19, 2011

American Footballer

Acrylic on Canvas.

I painted this last Christmas. How time flies.
My friend asked me to paint this for her for a gift.
I was slightly hesitant because I had never painted an athlete
so I wasn't sure how it would turn out.

Do I like it? mmmm....she loves it and that's
all that matters ;)

p.s. I apologize for the bad picture I didn't have the time to
take a good one.

Dec 14, 2011

Dec 12, 2011


I'm terrible at keeping track of my accomplishments.
I recently noticed that this is gonna be my 203rd blog post. I completely
forgot to even recognise my first 100.

Anyways here it goes.
Happy 203 blog post.


Dec 8, 2011

Patterns and People




Bar Beach Market

I was looking through a photography site and I came across
this layering technique. I tried it out and voila!

My favourite is the shoemaker.
What's yours?

Dec 6, 2011

Woman in Scarf

Inspired by this post to make it a habit to quickly sketch people.

It's actually pretty amazing to have a skill that can capture
a moment with just a pencil and paper.

Thank God.

Dec 5, 2011


Nkiru Website

My cousin is a filmmaker (I know I have tons of cousins:) )
and he is premiering his short film in Lagos on
18 December 2011.
Check out the trailer.

Hopefully it will be online soon after.

37th State
(production company)

Dec 1, 2011

My Books

-Click to enlarge-

I've recently been renovating my room, so piles of my books are
scattered around the floor. I took a picture and labelled them for kicks.

I'm interested to know from you guys,
what can you tell about me from my piles of

Nov 30, 2011


Fun, fun, fun.
Also, I'm trying out Tumblr

Nov 28, 2011

Lil' Sis

She was watching T.V. I took the chance to

Nov 24, 2011

Street Lights

I've been exploring and experimenting the different
effects I can get with my camera.

Happy Friday, have a nice weekend.

Nov 23, 2011

Island Maternity Hospital

I accompanied my cousin to one of the state hospitals in Lagos.
She is conducting a research of the overall functionality of
hospitals in the state.

That day we got to visit the maternity ward.
While she was interviewing the staff I got out my pencil
and drew some of them. I had no more than 5 minutes to capture them.

Below are things some of the nurses said that stood out to me.
These aren't for verbatim.

"I allow my children to pursue anything they want. My daughter at first wanted to study medicine but she changed her mind. I allowed her."

"All the immunizations are free, all you need to do is
bring your child."

"I went to LUTH hospital and I saw they were using all these equipments
I had never seen before. I was ashamed to ask because I had already introduced myself as a nurse. We need those equipments in our hospital."

-On being asked what are the problems you are struggling with.

"We have Social Welfare Officers
for people who lose their babies."
This man took us around the hospital. He was so passionate about everything and everyone. It was kind of funny.
He would say things like "God bless you! God will surely bless you!" , "You are a very smart woman!", "She asks veerrry intelligent questions!"
As you can see I didn't get enough time to draw him.

What I learned from this experience is that Nigerian women are strong and empowering. Also our hospitals are heavily understaffed.

Nov 20, 2011

Black & Yellow

These are the public transportation vehicles in Lagos.

The colours remind me of Wiz Khalifa's song.
Annoying but catchy. My cousin has it as a ringtone.

Have a nice week, peops.

Nov 18, 2011

Acrylic Process

Acrylic on Canvas. 30 x 40 inches.


Nov 15, 2011


More pictures from the tour.

Nov 11, 2011


Watercolour and Indian ink.

I found my camera charger! Yay.

Nov 10, 2011

Excuses, excuses

I drew this last night. I completed it today.
My camera battery died and I can't find the
charger so...

I gotta figure something out.
When I do, you'll get to see the final painting.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Nov 2, 2011

Oct 29, 2011

Night in Lagos

I've been taking a lot of pictures lately.

Oct 28, 2011

Comfort Zone

It's still slightly nerve wrecking putting up pictures of myself.
Trying to get out of my comfort zone.

Thank you DiDi for the award!

Oct 26, 2011

Tie & Dye

My Aunty has a tourism agency called SJ Tours. She asked me
to take some pictures for her during the Lagos tour. My
favourite part of the day was when the tourists were taught to
make tie and dye scarfs. Most of the tour took place at the Nike Art Gallery.

It was awesome.

Oct 21, 2011


My Sis and I played with my Polaroid camera.

This one's my favourite.
My Sis took this of me.

I love old cameras.