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37thState Meets Lemi Ghariokwu, Artist & Progenitor of the AfroPop Art | Watch the Documentary



The guys at 37thState met up with one of the most creative and dynamic artists of our time. Lemi Ghariokwu is popularly known for the vibrant designs on Fela Anikulapo-Kuti‘s album covers. Lemi’s personality shines through the duration of the video as he narrates his chance meeting with Fela, as well as what inspires his art.

Watch the video here!


  1. Joshua

    April 11, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Thumbs up Ghariokwu!

  2. anon

    April 11, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Lemi looks ageless

  3. colourfulbutterfly

    April 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I have been trying to purchase his works forever.
    Where can i buy in LAgos?

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      April 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      They have some at Bogobiri. #9 Maitama Sule.

  4. anon

    April 11, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    love me some art work

  5. Sita

    April 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    What’s the price range of his work? This would be perfect for my condo!!!!!

  6. Sita

    April 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Observation…Inspiration…Obligation. LOVE IT!

  7. Concerned_Boyfriend

    April 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    LOVE IT!!!. I’ve been looking exceptional Nigerian arts like this for my personal collection. Kudos to the BellaNaija folks for showcasing contemporary African artist like Lemi. More of this is needed so we can support our own and make our artists a global force to be reckoned with.

  8. Subomi Douglas

    April 12, 2013 at 12:26 am

    O what da fuque? How old is this guy? Was he a child when he was working with Fela because he looks young?

  9. Idak

    April 12, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Well done to Lemi Ghariokwu for his very special talent.
    I still remember his duet with Daniel Wilson…..Omolakeji (Kith and kin) in addition to designing the album sleeve of the album that contained that track.

    Thank you to 37th state for celebrating this silent but amazing talent.

  10. GreenDiamond

    April 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    nice work..but dis guy might be doing weed wiv d way his laughin looooool!!!

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