I discovered William Ukoh, WillyVerse (pictured above), on Instagram. He’s a wonderful Nigerian visual artist and photographer. I was immediately drawn to the pop of colours and clean lines.

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And because there are so many gorgeous photos by this man, here are some more from a ‘Dashiki’ series:

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ibeyi1 I shall sign out with this photo of Ibeyi shot by him. (All photos are from his Tumblr linked above.) ‘P.

Written by Nik-Nak