Social Media is an awesome avenue for creatives to showcase their portfolios and get noticed and this new hashtag, #WeAreNigerianCreatives is doing just that and so much more.

Remember the #DrawingWhileBlack trend that blew up last year? This is just like it except it’s specific to Nigeria.

Creatives from all disciplines, ranging from digital illustration, photography, animation, performance painting, 3D rendering, makeup art, menswear blogging, comics to music are tapping into this fun trend to show the world what they’re good at.

#WeAreNigerianCreatives Mayowa Shutabug Nigeria Illustration
Danfo digital illustration by Mayowa

Some of our favourite Nigerian artists including Mohammed Agbadi, Adanna Onuekwusi, Etubi Onucheyo, Mogwai, Godwin Akpan, Nnedi Okorafor and Eri Umusu also participated and we’re all the better for it. The viral hashtag was created by Olaloye Bunmi and the rules are simple.

Rules for #WeAreNigerianCreatives

  1. Be Nigerian
  2. Be a creative
  3. Post 3-4 examples of your work
  4. Include a brief bio on your tweet
  5. Use the hashtag #WeAreNigerianCreatives


Do we love it? You bet! 😍😍

It’s only a matter of time before other countries take inspiration from #WeAreNigerianCreatives to also showcase their work. When they do, we’ll be more than ready to drool and then share with you so we can all drool over it together.

See below for some of our favourite #WeAreNigerianCreatives posts so far.

Adanna Onuekwusi

Yinfaowei Harrison

Eri Umusu


Nurdin Momodu

Godwin Akpan

Mohammed Agbadi

Nnedi Okorafor



Godwin Akpan

Duro Arts

RC Ronald Creations

Kdee Bello

Anjola Anthony

Olaloye Bolaji


Oluwaseeto Rafiki

Can’t get enough? We saved our favourites in this Twitter moment just for you. Don’t forget to follow us too @squidmag on all social media.



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