Laolu NYC

Laolu was born in Nigerian and is Brooklyn based. A Visual Artist, Musician, Human Rights Lawyer and Activist whose motto is: “Everything is my Canvas” and takes it to heart. He puts his mark on everything from canvas, to shoes, to walls and buildings, to clothing and even the body with his Sacred Art of the Ori (trademark). There’s no separating Laolu from his Yoruba heritage, it is ever present in all his work. A strong advocate of holding onto your culture and spreading its glory he finds a way to marry his modern detail and ornate style with his Yoruba heritage by being one of the leaders in Afrofuturism Art. His preferred mediums are charcoal because it’s something as natural as life and death and he also likes to dabble in acrylics, inks and even wood. He calls his style of Art, “Afromysterics” meaning the mystery of the African thought pattern. Laolu worked with Beyonce on “Lemonade,” Equinox Fitness, Nike, Angelique Kidjo, Black Coffee, Vice, Essence, Kenneth Cole, Alicia Keys, BET, the Grammy Museum, Axel Audio, Usher, Jidenna, Seun Kuti, Davido, Sound Sultan, Tony Allen and Swizz Beatz. He’s been featured in the New York Times, made the front page of the Sunday Washington Post, the cover of the Smithsonian Magazine, to name a few.