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2face Unboxing Custom Vans

- October 23, 2018 /

I caught up with an old friend (literally old) lol, 2baba who loved the custom shoe designs we have showcased on social media. He was particularly drawn to the masai dancers theme and asked for that style on his pair. However I added a little twist to give it have a more personal Nigerian touch […]

Diversity Painting Timelapse

- June 30, 2018 /
I was blessed with an opportunity to create a painting for Axxess, a home healthcare technology company based in Dallas. The theme of this painting is centered around Diversity and Inclusion. More often than not when the word 'diversity' is brought up, the first thought that comes to mind is one's origin, however diversity is [...]

The Story of O.J – Custom Vans

- March 12, 2018 /
"The Story of O.J." tackles what it means to be a black person in modern America head-on, and its animated music video does the same. AY-Z's long pause followed by that "...OK" makes it clear how he feels about Simpson's comment. He also spends a lot of time in the song telling people it's better [...]

Custom Vans Slip On – Nas

- September 14, 2017 /
After I created a custom Vans slip on for Basketmouth, I recall prophesizing to my wife that one of my close friends will love it and like clockwork he was quick to get a pair. His concept was to use his favourite Nas album covers, the all time classic It Was Written and I am. [...]

Custom Vans Slip On – Busta

- August 1, 2017 /
This custom vans slip on's is the second slip on for my friend Basketmouth. I posted the other side already on my channel featuring Nas. I actually had to scratch the original drawing because it was looking nothing like Busta Rhymes but I ended up liking the final product.

Custom Vans Slip On – Nas Escobar

- August 1, 2017 /
This custom vans slip on's was a surprise gift to my friend Basketmouth, one of Nigeria's top comedians of all time. Having spent some time with him I noticed he really loves hip hop from the 90's era. So one day I asked him who his top two favourite artists are and he struggled to [...]

African Theme Custom Vans Kicks

- July 15, 2017 /

I’ve been dabbling with customizing shoes with the Angelus paints I recently purchased. This pair is for a special cousin I hold dear to heart, when I was 2 years old way back in the era before Facebook¬† and Snapchat my cousin took care of me when my mum traveled to visit my dad in […]

How to Draw a Sarkodie Caricature

- July 15, 2017 /

Sarkodie is one the greatest African rappers of all time. I once read a story about how he was trying to figure out whether he should rap in English ot Twi( a language in Ghana). Obviously the obvious and easy solution to this conundrum is to rap in English cause it’s universally recognized as the […]

How to Draw a Nas Escobar Caricature

- July 15, 2017 /

Nas is arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time, in my opinion lyrically he is the best, well maybe after Eminem. I once read an article that highlighted how he is terrible at picking good beats. There is some tinge of truth to this however it has never wavered his delivery or lyrics […]

How to Draw a Meryl Streep Caricature

- July 15, 2017 /

I wonder what MerylStreep Oscar speech would be like if she saw this caricature. To be honest I can’t recall a single movie she has been in, but I heard she is one of the all time actresses. Anyways, her features struck me and I could not help trying capturing her beauty, she still got […]