If there is one thing African Millennials understand now more than ever is the importance of creating our own narratives. From the Osa Seven’s of art, the Wizkid’s of music, the NACK’s of fashion, the Funke Akindele‘s of film, and the Chef Fregz’s of food, we are articulating our creativity, fears, concerns, insecurities, happiness and banter on all platforms available.
It is in this same spirit that @collydeprime – a Lagos based artist epitomizes the narrative of a
man god we all know and love: Sàngó. In the Yoruba Culture, Sàngó is one of the most popular “Orisha – meaning mini gods”. He is the third king of the Oyo Kingdom in West Africa. His symbol is a double-headed axe, which represents swift and balanced justice. Adding humor and that Nigerian spice, we get a first-hand experience as to what this god would actually be like in his home – Lagos.
Published on the 23rd of October, 2014 with over 27,000 views, Sàngó and friends is a MUST WATCH. It is old but gold, and we are posting this 4 years after to inspire and encourage all Africans and Nigerians to take inspiration from this and churn out material. Keep telling your stories.