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Q1 2019

The Nigerian creatives are taking over—and not just in the headlines. For only the first time this year and in the not-so-long history of BoYC, the Bo.R analysis chart for Q1 2019 peaks at the number 45 of creatives under our radar, proving that there is still so much room for growth if creatives would let us. By this count, there were 45 active creatives under our radar between January – February 28th, a one-month shortage from the standard BoYC Q1 dating. 35 males and only 10 were females, this sets a serious gender imbalance to watch out for on our Chart.  Of those, a record 27 persons responded and were documented, 21 of which were males and only 6 females.  In total, 18 persons either ignored or were not interested, 1 unknown gender, 1double and 2 organization or group were also recorded.

Category-: Fashion

Profession-: Stylist

Tosin has been very humbled within the past year. He won the Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion, MAN Magazine Stylist of the Year, MAYA's Stylist of the Year, and he was also selected by Ituen Basi to translate her collection.

Category-: Fine Art


Profession-: Visual Artist

Anthonia uses her paintings to engage the intersection of physical and emotional breakdown and to hold their fragments together, she was shortlisted for the Rele Gallery young contemporaries exhibition for 2019.

Category-: Fashion

Profession-: Fashion Designer

''I am trying to pull together a suit for my big day “Grammy awards--- he said to me'' Patrick had his big break by dressing Tim Kurt, a Grammy Nominated children music singer for his Grammy 2019 red carpet and award appearance.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Documentary Photographer

Stephen is interested in telling stories and spotlighting what seems to be the average scene in Lagos Nigeria, and he has done that beautifully well. With two strong exhibitions within a quarter, one local and one international, Tayo, is definitely a current light to watch within the creative industries in Nigeria.

Category-: Music

Profession-: Musician

Rex expresses himself through music for the most part, and occasionally, graphic designing and poetry. He found myself playing around with random audio clips of his favorite TV shows, and that was when he had the epiphany to take a different direction which led to this mixtape.

Category-: Fashion

Profession-: Designer

For 2019, Papa is working on ''FOSTER'' as a theme, as he does every year for the past 5 years now. He believes We are all, freaks which is what he centers his Pre-wet 2019 collection for Maxivive on. He titled it, A Freak A.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Fine Artist

As a contemporary artist who likes to make works that reflect both personal experiences and pop culture, Painterabe has managed to do just that and a little bit more.

Category-: Journalism

Profession-: Publisher

Many years ago about 6 or 5 years now, someone dear to Sheifunmi and a mentor asked what he wanted in the long run. With all his efforts and ambition. He responded with "I want to have my own E!''. Well, now, it is safe to say he is on his way to achieving that dream with Pop N Goss.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Graphics

Over the past 3 - 4 years Osaze has put in a lot of time and effort in making research on his subject matter. ''I'd definitely be expanding on my current body of work in the future'' He said, as one of the 6 Rele young contemporaries for the year 2019. Osaze's body of work with was titled, ''Once Upon a Kingdom'' was strongly influenced by the ancient Benin kingdom and its beautiful culture and artifacts.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Artist

Osaru plans on having more collaborations and affiliations with different art bodies and platforms and in turn, create more body of works through strategic alliances. She presented a body of work in January as a part of the Rele Young Contemporaries initiative.

Category-: Fashion

Profession-: Creative Director

Onyinye is very meticulous and quite strategic, even when creating, she loves arts and also derives a lot of pleasure from helping brands meet global standards and work from their within.

Category-: Fashion

Profession-: Stylist

Moses really don’t believe in achievements at this stage in his life and career because he still has other aspects of fashion to touch which he hasn’t done yet, so he hates to use the word achievements for now until he is being called to maybe style the Queen Of Style, Grace & Music (Cher).

Category-: Journalism

Profession-: Writer/ Editor

''I started this series called The Millennial Designer.'' Mary's bi-weekly Millenial Designer series spotlights young creatives disrupting the African Fashion industry, she also writes and edits Bella Naija Style which leads her to the second known social media week x Bellaniaja style panel discussion in February. Edoro promises to spotlight local designers with innovative, out of the ordinary design skills that shatter traditional stereotypes.

Category-: Music

Profession-: Musician

Made is working on an album for 2020 but for now, he is playing alongside his Father, Femi Kuti and his crew couple of times every month at the New Afrika Shrine. He finds this interesting and he regards it highly as a great opportunity to learn a whole lot.

Category-: Film

Profession-: Sound Editor

Most of the time Kolade's work starts with a blank template, therefore, it takes open-mindedness and a large imaginative capacity to deliver his fantastic jobs. He believes that If you can't think about and hear the sound you want in your mind you can't replicate it.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Photographer

Kadara believes his creative process is a mix and match process. Where he is actively distracting himself while he works, inviting a ‘creative’ flow as he goes.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Artist

Fidelis doesn't use sketches or pictures for his approach to painting, he works with his imagination which is conceived from reality. He benefitted from the Rele young Comporaries initiative for 2019.

Category-: Fashion

Profession-: Illustrator

Jessica started out as a fashion illustrator, and now she creates not just in the fashion space but in product design. She loves going into spaces that will challenge her to improve on her skills and be better at what she does.

Category-: Journalism

Profession-: Television Presenter

Harry feels he is in his element when he is in front of a camera. He was formerly with TVC but resigned to join BBC Pidgin last December. Harry is an important Journalist of our current time.

Category-: Film

Profession-: Actor

Eric is an art enthusiast and humanist, his creative pursuits and process are in the exploration of humanity and it's complexities, teaching him what he may not have realized about himself and his humanity.

Category-: Journalism

Profession-: Writer

Edwin believes that instead of resolutions and plans, he would be evaluating the last five years, tying up loose ends and preparing himself for the next half-decade. Edwin is a beautiful writer who has written various fashion contents but now writing more mainstream with his Ynaija appointment.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Painter

Ebube believes he has been exposed to western culture mostly and that has influenced the way he perceives his environment. ''The goal is to tell the story of new Africa while manipulating things we see as normal and creating a surreal effect.'' With this in mind, Onoh painted ''Battle of Self'' in January and it was sort of a hit across social media. A fit for a 21-year-old student.

Category-: Music

Profession-: Singer/Songwriter

Shola holds his current success to Maxivive as he said to us ''Majorly my creative achievement has been writing and recording all the collection songs for Maxivive’s shows'' Between December and February, Devon wrote and Performed two more songs to the existing numbers of scores he had recorded before. A freak A and Guy are his new records for Maxivive.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Industrial Designer

Dammy currently works for Nupe project: a design agency in Nigeria and where he juggles some client works. He, however, works on personal projects like Tesla motors' ''Power wall'' to solve electricity problems in Nigeria. ''I decided to redesign it for the Nigerian market, something we all can relate to''. Onanuga also worked on chair project titled ''Float'' within the Q1.

Category-: Fine Art

Profession-: Architecture Photographer and Psycho-Therapist

Amanda who is an Architecture Photographer and Psycho-Therapist decided to focus on the latter in Q1. She co-hosts Words As Therapy, a gathering of people irrespective of age, gender, race, sex etc. for a conversation that aims to heal. She has had seamlessly over two known public speaking this quarter that is based on mental health and stability.

Category-: Fashion

Profession-: Fashion Designer

A few weeks before Adebayo's standing ovation applauded Design Ndaba presentation, he believes that ''Paper magazine 100 (people to watch in 2019) was definitely a good highlight''.

Category-: Journalism

Profession-: Television Presenter

Malik's mind runs a kilometer per minute with ideas to even getting people who are willing to share their stories, but he enjoys the dynamics of it all. He thinks that one has to be bold in telling stories, more so as a creative and a journalist.

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That hip was led by Stephen Tayo, who had featured twice in terms of activeness and results within the Q1, although, he failed to have one of the fillings submitted, making it a 0-1Patrick Eromosele and Adebayo Oke Lawal both rescued the Designer and Brand tree with international activeness, though they were not alone, Kenneth Ize and Tokyo James were either not reachable or interested. In ”MusicMade Kuti got his first cover feature, Shola Devon, and Raldie Young released new projects. Ebube OnohOsaze Amadasun had a great start in Fine Art”. ”Model and Agency lost grounds as Uchenna Okwudima, Segun Adeyemo and Grant Uba were reached out to but no result.  The On-stage Filmcategory lost to Micheal Ama Psalmist with no response on multiple trials, Kolade Morakinyo rescued Off-Stage as a sound editor. Journalismwas driven by Harry Itie‘s new BBC pidgin appointment, while co journalist, Abdul-Malik Fahd was a spin over of Q1. There are now a record 5 ”Tree” categories under the 2019 BoYC focus chart. That includes a minimum of at least 2 branches each. Fashion leads this quarter followed closely by Fine Art.

Uchenna Ukwudinma

Grant Uba

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Even with strong headwinds, resourceful and relentless BoYC team found no easy ways to get across to creatives and share the touch of the Weboyc Movement; only a few references were made, and lots of ignoring were encountered.

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