in conversation | lemi ghariokwu

June 12, 2019

When Globetrotter met Nigerian illustrator and graphic designer Lemi Ghariokwu in Lagos, he described his legendary collaboration with the Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti as “preordained.”

Lemi’s fateful journey into becoming the creator of dozens of Fela’s iconic album covers began with a chance meeting. The two hit it off right away, and it isn’t hard to see why; to Globetrotter, he talked about being proud to be an African, one of the similarities he shared with Fela.

But we didn’t just reminisce about the past. In our conversation, Lemi also talked to Globetrotter about discovering Childish Gambino through YouTube and continuing to create artwork for contemporary artists.

Watch our full conversation in the video above.

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR Kennedy Ashinze
VIDEOGRAPHER Dayo Filmworks
EDITORS Robatron, Chairun Riza