Nov 20, 2012


This is a mini-series that is part of the unborn series.

Oct 28, 2012

Ignore me

Ignore me. Watercolour on paper.

Ignore me

Ignore my cries
Ignore the tears that rain down these soft subtle cheeks 
They rain like the dull season
They drop as if they are heavy
As if they are burdened with real worries
Useful, meaningful worries

Ignore my smiles and laughters'
The happiness I stab with a pain
So my weightless tears would continue to fall
I’m just blood thirsty
The greed of my heart eagers for sorrow or loss
Loss and sorrow

Don’t listen to my Bleeding Heart

I wrote this mid 2007.
I'm not a fan of explaining my own poetry partly because most of the time
it doesn't need much explanation. But I think this one does so I'll elaborate on it. 
It's about the pain of the unhappiness I feel at times in my life. I think a lot of 
the pain I go through is self-inflicted and meaningless so I'm basically saying ignore it. Ignore me.
It's not important. At least it's not as important as most peoples' problems.

"They rain like the dull season"  I cry a lot. Tears come down so much like the rainy season.
"So my weightless tears would continue to fall" The tears are so light. They don't have enough real pain to be worth something, to be heavy. (The tears in the painting above are floating)

Take care.

Sep 30, 2012

Carry my Heart. It's too Heavy for Me.

I don't think there's much explanation to this piece. It's pretty literal. 
Or maybe I'm too embarrassed to explain. Take it as you like. 

 Lately,  I had the opportunity to speak to someone that really critiqued my work. 
One of the the things he suggested was combining all my skills together.
It was kind of a light bulb moment. It's something I've thought of before but never 
really clicked until he said it. 
So in this piece I combined my painting with my poetry. 

I added some of my Yoruba culture into the piece as well. The skirt
is Adire (Tie & Dye) and I translated the title of the piece into the language.

I'd like to share one of the poems I wrote on this piece.
Here it is:

The Butterfly Effect

I hate the feeling of
butterflies in my tummy

My heart thumping, thinking
imagining a relationship with
someone new

My emotions are lies at the
beginning and later on

tell the truth

It’s painful

I tell myself that these emotions

are lies

But the heart wants what it wants

It never believes me until

We experience the flaws of the 
the pain of breaking my heart or
his even though we were never
in love

It still hurts even if


And it all started because of the
butterflies in my tummy

Sep 14, 2012


Watercolour on paper. 12 x16 inches.

Aug 31, 2012

Temi is Unborn

Watercolour. 23" x 17".

I have a thing for jewelry. Since high school, I would buy strange unique ones.
Whenever my friends come to my place, they normally want to got through my collection.

As my fascination for jewelry continues to grow I went ahead to get this book.
This is where I got the inspiration for Temi's shoulders.
Especially the details.

Have a great weekend.

Aug 20, 2012

The Beautiful Ones are Not Yet Born


Recently, I haven't had much time create my own personal art. I've been
working on freelance work. I started to feel frustrated so I made time to paint something
I wanted to actually paint.
It felt good.

The progress below.

On another note, I got to purchase an art piece by Karo Akpokiere
I love his art. It inspires me.
You guys should check his site out.

The art I bought is called Lust. What drew me to buying this particular art
was the idea about it.

Check out what the ideology behind this artwork
here (Just scroll down till you get to the art piece)

Aug 17, 2012


Oil painting.

A client asked me to paint this half skull half clown piece. I dreaded doing it but he liked it. His words "Nooooooo way!!!! That's maaaaad! It's like u looked inside my head!!!" so although I hated doing it I'm glad it was a success.

Jul 22, 2012

Lady Biba

I did a photo-shoot for the fashion line Lady Biba.
It was really long and pretty exhausting but looking at the
photos, I'm pretty impressed with myself. I think it turned out beautifully.

I'm a strong believer in the Lady Biba fashion line. There's a scarcity in Lagos to get
affordable, fashionable good quality clothes. And Miss Adeniyi brings that to the table.
I wish her luck and hope to see the line grow.

Behind the scenes

Fashion Designer: Bisola Adeniyi
Photography: Modé and help from my cousins Mo and Lanu.
Stylist: Sharon Ojong
Stylist Assistant: Charles Etta
Make-up: David Onyedike
Models: Idera Johnson, Ire Aderinokun (My Sis!!) and Titi Akomolede.

Special thank you to Miss Mo and Lanu Agusto.

My favourite photo from the shoot.
There goes my sister :)

Jul 12, 2012

The Anti-Goverment Assassins

Fighting against Nigeria's corruption...

Living in Lagos for just over a year since being away for such
a long time, Nigeria can be really frustrating. The government
are selfish, greedy and ignorant plus the innocent continue to die for stupid reasons.

I know this painting doesn't do much but this is a way of expressing myself,
my anger, my hurt.

Although romanticized I hope this painting gets its idea across.

Take care.

Jun 24, 2012

Adeola A

12 x 16 inches. Watercolour on Paper.

I was commissioned to paint Adeola A. who is a Nigerian
Model. I was too happy to paint her.
She is gorgeous.

Jun 10, 2012


Graphite- pencil. 12 x 16 inches

I enjoyed drawing this custom-made portrait. It took
a while but it was fun. I'm glad that he likes it.

Happy Sunday peops.

Jun 9, 2012

Doing what you love

This is from one of my favourite Tumblrs Glitter for breakfast

Here is the link to the post

Anonymous asked: How did you get started doing what you love?

At risk of sounding ridiculous…I just started doing it.

As far as design is concerned, I’ve been making up pictures, stories, and worlds as long as I can remember. I messed around with Photoshop a lot as a teen, making mixed CD covers and over-designed myspace profiles. Eventually, people started to offer me work. I went to school to really hone my craft. I knew the second I saw the design school at the Academy that it was where I was meant to be.

For all the other various things I love, I just went out and started to play with them. I wanted to style photoshoots so I gathered my friends and some thrift store props and went gallivanting around my hometown with my sister and our cameras. I took my Nikon and my polaroid everywhere I went for 2 straight years. I loved event planning so I started throwing parties. I wanted to make jewelry and accessories so I bought supplies and gave myself glue-gun burns. I wanted to travel so I became an international volunteer. I wanted to share my thoughts and endeavors so I started a blog. Just go out there and do it.

You don’t need to wait for permission, and you’ll need practice at anything you want to do. Read and view everything on the subjects you love: I am an insatiable consumer of art and design and a billion other passions I never seem to have enough time for. And don’t take yourself too seriously…give yourself room to grow and fail and experiment. You’ll be better for it.

Though terribly blessed, I’m not rich and have mostly scraped together all of the things that I do on a shoestring. Sometimes I spend more than I should (see: 3 foot balloons for tomorrow). But I can’t imagine not doing them. I want to create a beautiful life. Just work hard, learn as much as you can, and go for it. Learn how to do things creatively, stretch your resources, do your homework on free things available to you. Don’t wait until you have the perfect funding, a perfect resume, or boatloads of time. Just start now.

I’m nowhere near close to where I want to be, and I’m certain I’m not finished. I hope I am still “starting” to do what I love. Thanks for asking!

Jun 3, 2012

My Excuse

So a friend of mine ( You know who you are:) ) complained about my sporadic posts.
So I've decided to show you guys what has been the cause of it.
Basically this is my excuse.

Also I decided to make 2 posts today. This is the second one. Scroll down
for the first.

What I've been up to:

Promoting my Skins...

Creating my business cards and made Logos for people...

Celebrating birthdays...

Attended Tedx Ikoyi...

Attended the first public screening of Nkiru...

Been working on custom-made portraits...

Preparing for a charity exhibition event...

And missing one of my favourite cities, San Francisco.
Sorry for the bad quality photos, most of them were taken on my phone.

Most of these pictures are on my instagram.
I've been hooked. I was skeptical at first but I'm
starting to get the hang of it.

Hope you guys are well.
Take care.