Osa7 Transforming Lagos With Street Graffiti


Osa Okunkpolor, popularly known as Osa Seven (Osa7) is a Nigerian Graffiti artist, brand developer and GFX designer. His work ranges from portraits of iconic characters to scenic images, brand designs, abstract art, and tribal art designs.

Osa is a visual communications graduate from the University of Lagos. He has worked with different street art media, and major brands including, Globacom, MTV Base, Diageo, Chicken Republic, Live Mechanic, and Empire Mates Entertainment. Some of his popular work includes a Live Graffiti Art Performance on the MTV Base Guinness #MADEOFBLACK Campaign, and the award winning SUPSERSTAR Album Art for Wizkid.

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Last year, 28th and 29th of May, 2016 he hosted the 7th Element with A2Creative, an Art exhibition featuring some of his works like: portraits of Bob Marley, Nelson Mandela, Kanye West, The map of Africa created with Guinness cans, The Lekki Link Bridge, a painted KIA Vehicle, etc

Early this year he announced that he would be working on something huge with the Lagos state government. The project is no more a secret as evidence of his work can be seen in public. The project titled the ‘The Eko Tag’, from all indications and from his location in a recent photo, it seems Osa7 is about to tag the long stretch of wall along Ozumba Mbadiwe, right opposite the Civic Center.

He wrote about his project with the Lagos state government:

“There’s so much I can say about this photo, but I’ll keep it simple and say, I’m honored to be working with Lagos State Government on this monumental project. This piece is going down in History as an official commissioned monument, and Im humbled to be making it. To all the artists who are focused on making a positive impact through their art, this one is for you! Over the next few weeks, i’ll be working on site – will let everyone know when ill be working, and your support would be greatly appreciated! #GraceUnlimited #OsaSeven”.

#TheEkoTag project is ongoing and motorists that ply the Lekki-Ajah road would have seen him working on beautifying the walls along Ozumba Mbadiwe road. This is a very big project which will take weeks or months to complete because that road is very long. Once he is done that road is going to standout with beautiful and artistic graffiti designs.

Celebrities like Ice-Prince, DJ Lambo, Praiz, DJ Spinall, DJ Obi, Banky W and a host of others have visited him on site to motivate and appreciate his effort towards beautifying Lagos state.




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