A new visual language

This story celebrates the bold and powerful work of Nwaka Okparaeke. Disrupting spaces in style. Brick by Brick building a new foundation for a new wave of artists & storytellers.

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Freedom in creativity

Nwaka is a Nigerian and British Film director and Photographer. She is passionate about sharing authentic stories from unique perspectives. Her work has a unique dream-like style with its often unexpected, surreal compositions and exciting use of colour.

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A representation of her own identity

'My imagination and past experiences come through as I create colourful escapes.'

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No Face

A photo-series between Nwaka Okparaeke & collaborator Elfreda Dali. In this collection the concept of uncovering the truth behind conspiracies is explored. In this image two women are poised perfectly, adorned in traditional clothing grasping a bouquet of flowers.

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Light & Dark

Nwaka's artwork is in a league of it's own, setting new levels & contributing to the emerging Afro-Surrealism movement, as she employs vivid colours, contrast, and emotion to construct new worlds celebrating the Black experience.

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Magical Moments

Her work explores a deeper level to connect and represent unique perspectives. In this image two men gaze as another man somersaults in the sky. This results in a fantastical and transcendental visual world which truly has no limits.

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Making the surreal real

Nwaka is drawn to themes of peace, serenity, love and freedom and how these fundamental elements of life connect every experience. 

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Bold & Beautiful In Utopian Worlds

Nwaka Okparaeke’s work is distinctive for their dazzling, dreamy sense of colour and light. They empower her subjects as they unapologetically inhabit a utopian world.

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World building

As a photographer, Nwaka has created cover stories for leading magazines such as Crack, gal-dem, and Wonderland and created album artwork for award winning artists  such as Scribz Riley, Little Simz & Kojey Radical.

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