Laolu by Niklas Nyman

About Laolu: 

Laolu is a Brooklyn based Nigerian born Performance and Visual Artist, Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Human Rights Lawyer and Activist whose mantra is “Everything is my canvas.”  He considers himself a 'keeper of the Yoruba culture.'  His Sacred Art of the Ori Yoruba body paint ritual (which he created) was featured on Beyonce’s Grammy Award winning Visual Album, “Lemonade.”  He’s graced the cover of the Washington Post, had features in the NY Times, Vogue, BBC, CNN, VICE and more.  His ever growing list of collaborations have been with brands like Kenneth Cole, Nike, Equinox Fitness, and with other artists such as Alicia Keys, Swiss Beatz, Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, Alek Wek, and Danielle Brooks.  You can find his music on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. Listen to his TED talk on You can also buy his cologne Bvlgari’s Black Essence featuring his original Art work at

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Laolu Senbanjo

Photo Courtesy by Oluwaseye Olusa