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I REMEMBER BY JIBOLA FAGBEMI

I remember the first time I met Lemi Ghariokwu. I was in high school, way back in 1997, and my dad had helped me publish my first comic book called – Panther Assault (I was a teenager that watched too many macho Van Damme and Stallone movies. Now, picture the comic :)). Read More

CELEBRATING LEMI AT FREEDOM PARK, LAGOS

The celebration was beyond words, so we shared pictures. Read More

INDLU WITH LEMI GHARIOKWU 2 – NUBIA AFRICA

Lemi has told us about his life and how he met Fela in the first part of the Interview. In this second part, Lemi tells us more about his artistic movement and all that makes him Lemi. Let the video speak:

LEMI GHARIOKWU & FELA’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP LESSON – EINSTEINETTE

I met Lemi Ghariokwu during an interview, organized by Nubia Africa at Kalakuta Republic. I’d put the interview after the post. It was amazing.

I had heard of all the things Lemi had done and I expected to see a different man, anything else but the man I saw. He was humble, playful and above all, a storyteller. He reminded me of Nike Okundaye. That woman is amazing. Lemi smiled and laughed effortlessly. He spoke with passion and enthusiasm. He told me many stories about his life. The particular story that stood out for me is the one I am about to share. Read more

#INDLU WITH LEMI GHARIOKWU – Nubia Africa

Lemi Ghariokwu is one of the proponents of the Pan-African course. A soldier of the art and the man behind the Art covers of the Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Lemi has also done cover art for various iconic musicians all over the world like Micheal Jackson, Bob Marley, Mariah Carey, Lucky Dube, Tuface Idibia, Edrees Abdulkareem and a very long list of others. In this exclusive interview, Lemi tells us about himself, his art, his relationship with Fela and his view on Africa. Lemi is an Afropolitan you want to listen to.More on Lemi Ghariokwu

AN ARTIST’S CHRONICLES OF CONSCIOUSNESS – Thisday Live

August 2 is remembered annually as the day the great Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, died.  His ideological influence in world music and visual art was at the core of a two-hour chat with renowned artist, Lemi Ghariokwu. Yinka Olatunbosun reports

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HOW I DESIGNED FELA KUTI’S ICONIC ALBUM COVERS – CNN

Back in 1973, Lemi Ghariokwu was straight out of secondary school, spending his ample free time giving himself drawing assignments and making portraits for people in his neighborhood. Martial arts action film “Enter the Dragon,” starring Bruce Lee, was a big hit at the time, and Ghariokwu was asked by a local bar owner to draw a poster of the movie for his pub.

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LEMI VISITS PROJECT FAME 2015 CONTESTANTS

The contestants had an expository day with Lemi Ghariokwu (a Nigerian artist and designer who is most renowned for providing many of the original cover images for the recordings of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti). Lemi Ghariokwu’s visit to the Project Fame Academy was an enlightening one, as he shared with the contestants tales of his journey as a visual artist who has designed over two thousand album covers for lots of big shots in the music industry.