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IN CONVERSATION WITH LEMI GHARIOKWU, THE CREATIVE LUMINARY BEHIND FELA’S ALBUM COVER ARTS.

| November 27, 2020 | no comments

With numerous creative works in his portfolio, Lemi Ghariokwu is a luminary in the creative industry. Even more legendary knowing that he worked with Fela and other music legends.

I had a chat with the legendary visual artist behind Fela’s album cover arts but before the interview, I have had the privilege of informerly conversing with him. It was as if I was talking with Fela (who I never met) as his beliefs were similar to those of the music legend. In between, he mentioned, “I am a Kalakuta boy”. Indeed it took a ‘Kalakuta boy’ to create a laudable visual and brand image for the legend of Kalakuta.
He was bubbly and very much in tune with the modern age. The kind of energy you will rarely get from someone of his generation; A creative mind never grows old.

Lemi Ghariokwu and I in his studio

In the studio of the Pan-African artist, I chatted with him about his career then and now, how technology has impacted his job, his opinion about Nigerian youths, and working with music legends like Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Oliver De Coque, Osita Osadebe, Majek Fashek, Miriam Makeba to mention but a few.

Click on the video below for the interview.

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Chichi is a Creative Entrepreneur & Consultant with portfolios in design, retail, sales, marketing, image building, business management, brand strategy, and content creation. Possessing creative and innovative skills, she founded Befenchy House of Style with a mission to create products and provide services that will help to improve the image and performance of individuals, brands and companies. She is also the Creative Director/CEO of the company and the Creator/Editor-in-Chief of Fashion Appraisal, Befenchy's creativity and lifestyle media which you are currently reading its content. She holds a higher diploma in Veterinary Medicine, a postgraduate diploma and masters degree in Business Administration.

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