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Fela Kuti’s Album Designer, Lemi Gharioku, Endorses Beautiful African Day 2019

Fela Kuti’s illustrator, Lemi Gharioku, billed to attend Beautiful African Day 2019

Funsho Akinwale

World renowned album artwork illustrator, Lemi Gharioku, has endorsed the 2019 Beautiful African Day, while indicating interest in attending the annual event.

Organised by the foremost creative talented personality, Larry Omodia, owner of African TV, the event will hold on June 1, 2019, in Belgium.

Eminent Nigerians, including Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Aare Gani Adams, Iyalode of Owu Kingdom, Are Chief (Mrs) Adenike Lawal, have shown interest in being a part of the event which is already gathering momentum.

Lemi, while addressing the Africa TV team, said he would be delighted to make history at this year’s event, adding that he is happy to align with creative minds like Larry Omodia to further propagate the beauty of Africa.

To pep up the event, Lemi said he would not mind being given an opportunity to present Fela and his work to the world during the event.

Unknown to many, Lemi was responsible for bringing Fela’s passionate words to life through his vivid album artwork which is said to rebellious, satirical and political.

Lemi, a silent achiever, was more than Fela’s Illustrator but a personal friend during his life time.

Also read: EXCLUSIVE! Why I Chose Aare Gani Adams To Represent Nigeria At BAD 2019 - Larry Omodia