Afromysterics is the mystery of the African thought pattern.
It was sometime in 2011 that I was introduced to Laolu Senbanjo’s work in Abuja. It was at one of the European embassies, I think. I remember walking around the space like a little child, tugging at my friend’s arm when I found yet another detail seemingly hidden among the swirls of charcoal and colour. That was what intrigued me the most, how could he possibly fit in all those details and yet create a cohesive picture?
And then when I met the man himself, I approached with apprehension. I’d already been told he was a lawyer; so I was expecting a brooding man, maybe too involved in the overwhelming muses in his head to suffer curious fans. Well, by now you know that wasn’t what I got. He’s a cheerful man with so much art to give the world. I’ve seen him evolve in his expressions: from the art to the music to the acting. He’s a national treasure.