#WeAreNigerianCreatives Is the Incredible Viral Celebration Taking Over Twitter
It's hands down the best thing we've seen on the internet all week.
Nigerian artists of all mediums—artists, photographers, writers and more— have taken to Twitter throughout the past week to share their incredible work, using the hashtag #WeAreNigerianCreatives.
It's yet another, much needed, celebration of black artistry following last year's viral movement #DrawingWhileBlack. The challenge was started by Nigerian artist Olaloye Bunmi who shared the rules on Twitter, encouraging his fellow Nigerian creative to share 3-4 examples of their work with a brief bio.
#WeAreNigerianCreatives is the most beautiful and motivating hashtag I’ve seen in a while— Jaehaerys Targaryen (@Jaehaerys Targaryen)1519824345.0
Several talented folks are participating in the movement, and what we've seen so far is stunning. We're alway here for social media movements like these that allow for talented black creatives to gain exposure.
It's a delight to see so many Nigerian creatives doing their thing. Check out some of their work below!
Ubiomo Ogheneroh Kpuri I am a Nigerian 2D illustrator Abstract Painter #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/y60C6hTZIH— Lord Kpuri (@Lord Kpuri)1519824984.0
My name is Ifeoluwa, I am a selftaught Nigerian artist. #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/xKMDCCIlms— Ifeoluwa .O (@Ifeoluwa .O)1519730290.0
I am a Nigerian self taught makeup artist and content creator. I have been at it since I was 15 and can't wait to s… https://t.co/mWQ56IUsVm— Makeup MUVA (@Makeup MUVA)1519746015.0
Holla I'm David, grew up in Jos. Here's stuff I made #WeAreNigerianCreatives #Proudly https://t.co/LbMmDVsrYn— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ. (@ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ.)1519670917.0
@gangwolf360 My Name is Ikechukwu Nnadi and I come from a place where everyone is a genius. The struggle is real,… https://t.co/8mofin51kz— Nnadi Ikechukwu 🇳🇬 (@Nnadi Ikechukwu 🇳🇬)1519377738.0
Hi, I am a brand and digital art enthusiast. I am Nigerian and I am Creative #WeAreNigerianCreatives… https://t.co/OKqDyPzKWx— Brand Connoisseur (@Brand Connoisseur)1519824721.0
Hi, my name is Richard Awana, I create sound and visuals #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/RvxmrUAFOY— CREZiTiViTY ART (@CREZiTiViTY ART)1519821545.0
Hi, I'm Mayowa, and the city of Lagos is my muse #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/ggzlOPuFWQ— Mayowa (@Mayowa)1519659330.0
bolaji again! i draw fun and colorful characters :) #WeAreNigerianCreatives Please retweet ^-^ https://t.co/hPpiawe9Rf— Olaloye Bolaji (@Olaloye Bolaji)1519758679.0
My name is Temple (yes, you read right). I am a phone photographer. I love to take portraits of my friends with my… https://t.co/Vk6ZWWcSmO— Balotelli, Aguerooo! (@Balotelli, Aguerooo!)1519822549.0
Im Mohammed Agbadi. i am a Nigerian. i draw Comics and African stuff. pls rt. #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/jQzrsix3oZ— mohammed agbadi (@mohammed agbadi)1519792156.0
My artworks done with pencil on paper. Yes! Actual pencil on paper. Kindly RT ❤️ #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/Gw35wlNt0p— Ken Nwadiogbu (@Ken Nwadiogbu)1519401152.0
hello,my name is Bolaji i am from Nigeria and these are my black panther fanarts. Such an incredible movie.… https://t.co/2a6up6BEdg— Olaloye Bolaji (@Olaloye Bolaji)1519464925.0
@gangwolf360 Hi, my name is Temi and I create drawings using colouring pencils #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/UyhxJZFg1J— Temi Danso Art (@Temi Danso Art)1519383067.0
Hey everyone, I’m Yinfaowei Harrison. Color key artist/ BG painter. I’m a Nigerian. #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/JyU5jPpFaP— HaRri (@HaRri)1519785479.0
@gangwolf360 I am a Nigerian trained artist who specializes in painting, illustration and designing. I am opportune… https://t.co/Yn2JIBHVwM— Chinedu Bright Ezeh (@Chinedu Bright Ezeh)1519417300.0
My name is Feranmi Quadri and I’m a 20 year old photographer from Prince George’s County, MD #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/Q0evghcdUA— Feranmi『Q³.』 (@Feranmi『Q³.』)1519765764.0
Heyy, I'm Omojo, visual artist and oil paint enthusiast. 😊😊 #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/cqhRIf9PH2— Omojo (@Omojo)1519382029.0
My name is Ayo Filade. I am an artist. I am Nigerian and proud. #WeAreNigerianCreatives https://t.co/A6nrso3s2N— ayo filade (@ayo filade)1519473594.0
Hi, am Ubiomo Ogheneroh Kpuri, a 2D illustrator and abstract painter. These are some of my works.… https://t.co/H27L8jtGoj— Lord Kpuri (@Lord Kpuri)1519817546.0
Even celebrated Nigerian sci-fi writer, Nnedi Okoafor got in on the action.
@gangwolf360 Nnedi Okorafor – Naijamerican professor, rudimentary cyborg & World Fantasy, Hugo and Nebula Award-win… https://t.co/56CDx3sjMN— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi Okorafor, PhD)1519623386.0