Designers & Visual Artists

El Anatsui

Sculptor from Ghana - has lived and worked in Ghana and Nigeria

Ozwald Boateng
British fashion designer of Ghanian origin best known for his bespoke tailoring
YouTube channel
http://ozwaldboateng.co.uk/ (New website coming soon)

Sokari Douglas Camp
Sculptor born in Bukuma, Nigeria, has lived and worked in London, UK
http://www.sokari.co.uk/

Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud
Fashion designer born Côte d' Ivoire, has lived and worked in Paris, started a menswear label, LaurenceAirline
http://www.laurenceairline.com/brand.htm

Aboubakar Fofana
Calligrapher, artist, and textile designer from Bamako, Mali - has lived and worked in Paris, Tokyo, Bamako
http://www.aboubakar-fofana.com/ 

Duro Olowu
British womenswear designer of Nigerian-Jamaican origin best known for his use of vibrant prints
http://www.duroolowu.com/

Walé Oyéjidé
Nigerian born designer. The founder of Ikiré Jones.

http://www.ikirejones.com/

Yinka Shonibare: 
Artist born in London, UK,  grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, has lived and worked in London
http://www.yinkashonibarembe.com/biography/ 

El Anatsui, Black River, 2009. Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

El Anatsui, Black River, 2009. Source: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston