Category Archives: art, influence, impression

“Grown With Fashionable Grace:Jimi King”

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Olujimi King is ‘baba’ of African textile  designing. I knew him about 30years ago. He’s someone I have high respect for when it comes to textile designs.

Jimi King had been there consistently  as a leader who had taken and celebrated authentic African fabrics all over the world.

Apart from Nike Davies (Oshogbo),  Jimi King is another  Pillar from this side of Africa worthy to be celebrated.

Their selling point is Indigo as portrayed in his photo  above. It’s known in Yoruba land as ‘Adire Eleko ‘. That would be a story of another day.

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Gorgeous ladies in Jimi King Clothing.

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Beautiful and colorful array of his clothing. The legend lives on.

All images source:jimi king fb

“Beauty In The Ugliness Of Art”

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Recently read somewhere that beauty lies in the ugliness of Art. I do agree.  There are embossed arts all over Uyo city. Being a lover of Art, I always take shots of such work. At the time of taking some shots here, I could not depict the meaning. But today, I talk about the two that I do now understand. I realised that the artist must have blacksmith background. That influence can be seen in the two works here.

The picture up there  is an artform of kettle.  The next one down, blacksmith plier.

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Looking like lizard. There are other two am yet to unravel. Till then, enjoy these.