Nathan Phillips SquareJibola Fagbamiye is a multimedia Nigerian artist living in Toronto. His work draws inspiration from his two great loves: African history and North American pop culture. He uses a hybrid of digital design and traditional painting with influences of propaganda poster art, pop art and graphic novels to celebrate that history while inviting viewers to question their presumptions on consumerism, culture and normality.
In 2020, Jibola worked alongside social critic Miles Marshall Lewis on Kendrick Lamar's biography titled "Promise that you will sing about me". Recently, Jibola and Conor McCreery landed their own book deal with Harper Collins. They are working on a Fela Kuti graphic novel which will be published in 2022.
Jibola has exhibited in galleries in Toronto, Miami, L A and Lagos, and his work has been featured on AfroPunk, Toronto Life, Kobrini, CP24 and BlogTO. You can find his work, and request commissions on his website.