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Kugali Spotlight: Ntocha

Anthony Van Den Reysen, better known as Ntocha, is an art teacher at MJM Graphics High School. The Brazzaville-born and Paris raised artist has been drawing since he can remember. His passion for the craft led him to study 3D animation at…

Kugali Spotlight: Mikhail Sebastian

This week the spotlight shines on the SCAD graduate, entrepreneur and creator of the shōnen inspired Mythallica Lux Nova. The North Carolina native has had an affinity for creativity since the tender age of 2 and has not stopped drawing since.…

Kugali Spotlight: Manasseh Johnson

This week we have Manasseh Johnson a self-taught artist who currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. His artistic journey began at the age of three drawing his favourite comic book characters. After receiving encouragement from his mother he began to…

The Ooni of Ife

If you’re familiar with Nigerian history at all, chances are that you’ve heard of Oduduwa, the first Ooni of Ife. Oduduwa is revered by many as the father of all Yoruba people. By establishing the Kingdom of Ife, Oduduwa created…

The Kings and Queens of Africa

The Kings and Queens of Africa are a series of infographics presented by Kugali, a digital platform specialising in African Media. These infographics mark the beginning of the African History Collective, a series of art pieces, cartoons and podcasts that…

Kugali Spotlight: Ronja Melin

Kugali Spotlight: Ronja Melin Ronja Melin is a twenty-something year old artist from the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, who’s been drawing since before she can remember.  Animals and nature were her main subjects until her mid-teens, when she started reading comics…

Kugali Spotlight: Nikolas Draper-Ivey

Kugali Spotlight: Nikolas Draper-Ivey   If I were to describe his art in one word it would be phantasmagorical, each piece possesses a dreamlike quality reflecting influences from both Eastern and Western art. Nikolas has expressed his creativity in a…

Kugali Spotlight: Deryl Braun

Kugali Spotlight: Deryl Braun   K: What gave you the courage to pursue a career in art? DB: My lifestyle, I just can’t imagine working in a different field. I realised early that if I wanted to see success I…

Kugali Spotlight: Sy Blake

Kugali Spotlight: Sy Blake  The artistic prowess of the London-born Toronto-based visual artist Simon ‘Sy’ Blake (also known as blckgold) speaks for itself. Though well versed in product design, animation and 2D illustration his creativity is best expressed in 3D…

Kugali Spotlight: Godwin Akpan

Kugali Spotlight: Godwin Akpan For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be shining the spotlight on the creative forces behind some of our favourite content. This week we had the pleasure of interviewing Godwin Akpan, a full-time concept artist and…

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