Osa Seven is an Urban GFX and Graffiti Artist, with a passion for telling stories using contemporary art. Armed with his stencils, spray paint, epoxy, varnish, paper, and boards, he disrupts spaces that allow him express his creativity. Osa’s work ranges from portraits of iconic characters, to scenic images, brand designs, abstract art, and tribal art designs that appeal to the human emotions. Osa tends to doodle on anything he can lay his hands on, as his wandering pen is constantly itching to tell a story. Osa is a visual communications graduate from the University of Lagos. His background working in brand communications and his eye for detail, allows him to effectively bring brand ideas to life through digital design, and physical brand activations. He has worked with different street art media, and major brands including, Globacom, MTV Base, Absolut, Diageo, Chicken Republic, Empire Mates Entertainment, Jameson, HP, and Microsoft. Some of his popular work includes the Guinness Africa Special Brand Launch, Live Graffiti Art Performance at Felabration, MTV Base/Guinness #MadeOfBlack Campaign, Chicken Republic Brand Collateral, and the award winning SUPERSTAR Album Art for Wizkid. He is also the only African creative featured in the Microsoft Global Campaign for the 2017 Special Olympics. Osa is passionate about giving back to the society, and thus engages in social outreach, and NGO activity across Nigeria. His is a co-founder of Socially Africa, where he uses art to promote social causes and raise awareness on various societal issues, through the platform - Art For A Cause. Osa has been a workshop facilitator at both British Council and Goethe Institute Events. In 2016, Osa was nominated in the Arts & Culture Category Of The Future Awards Africa. He also featured on CNN’s Africa Voices as an artist disrupting the African space, and giving back to the society through his art. He has also been featured on BBC, Reuters, Super Sports, and various media.
Godwin Strings, an extraordinary Violinist from Nigeria, is re-introducing a sound that is rarely heard and often misunderstood. Armed with a deep passion for world music and an equally unforgettable personality, Mr. Strings brings the violin to life recreating everything from Afrobeat to Hip Hop, Rock, and blues. He is known for mixing classical music with popular music, and performing music covers. Born Godwin Ogechukwu, he attended Gospel Music College in Benin, from which he attained a certificate of proficiency in Music, with a Major in Instrumentation and Minor in Voice Training. In an effort to master the essential tool to making good music: Languages, he studied and graduated with a B.A. Hons in Linguistics and African Languages from the University of Benin. Godwin’s first performance was in 2006 with CMC Philharmonic Symphony and Orchestra. In 2012, he was first runner up on Nigeria’s Got Talent, TV Show, and has since then performed at a series of events across Nigeria. In 2016, he was featured in "Who Is Who in Nigeria”. He has performed at various events globally, including the Nigerian Presidential Democracy Day Event, Lagos Fashion and Design Week, MTN’s Mandela Day Event in South Africa, Africa Beach Polo Tournament Opening, Ebonylife TV Launch, Bank Of Industry Launch Event, African International Film Festival, Christian Louboutin Alara Launch, Jaguar Nigeria Launch amongst others. Godwin spends an average of 20 hours each week, rehearsing new music, and challenging himself to learn fresh sounds. He is currently taking production classes, and plans to produce his own music soon.
Kolawole Oyindamola, known as DFLEX is a Nigerian contortionist who is famously known for his performances on Nigeria's Got Talent season 2 competition. He has since then performed at various events across Nigeria - The Johnny Walker Club Tour, Nigeria Sports Festival, Calabar Carnival, Guinness Africa Special Launch, Ali Baba's Comedy Concert. He has also featured in Music Videos - "Run My Race" by Burna Boy, "Commander" by Iyanya, "Gaga Crazy" by Chuddy K. D’flex is currently studying Mass Communication in Yaba college of Technology (YABATECH) and has a strong passion for giving back to less privileged people.
Rufai Opeyemi, known as DJ Pizzle is a Disc Jockey and aspiring sound engineer, whose background as an artist manager has prepared him for the industry.
Opeyemi holds a B.A Hons in Political Science from the Olabisi Onabanjo University and a Diploma in Music from the Ten Strings Music Academy
DJ-ing is widely known to sit in the audio category of entertainment. However, he views it as an Audio-Visual experience. As a visual artist, he spends a lot of time immersed in the photos of people that he sketches - mind fixated on every detail of their appearance, their moods, their thoughts. He doesn’t view DJ-ing as any different from this - through sound he is able to influence the way people feel.
Pizzle’s passion for music has existed since his childhood and it continues to grow each day. He spends a minimum of 7 hours daily discovering new sounds and exploring various genres of music. He took practical steps to attend professional training to learn sound engineering and set up, thereby exploring technical areas of sound.. As a DJ, he understands that he has the opportunity to entertain people. DJ Pizzle immerses himself in the full experience, and creates an emotional connection that is priceless.
Denola Grey is a model, blogger, lifestyle and fashion enthusiast with a passion for living life fearlessly to the fullest. Denola believes that when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you do good.
Denola studied Media Business at Baylor University, Texas and has extensive experience in Fashion Public Relations. He has done work as a TV Presenter, Style Presenter and writer in the industries of Lifestyle, Travel, Culture, Fashion and Food. He was worked with various brands including Spice TV, Ebony Life TV, Africa Magic, Ndani TV, 53 extra, Pulse TV, Ndani TV, Accelerate TV, Catwalk With Kaylah.
Denola is passionate about living life to the fullest and is always eager to immerse himself and share new experiences, thoughts and ideas to help others live fearlessly and to the fullest.
Derin Phillips, formerly known as DJ Caise is widely reputed for being a top Nigerian Disc Jockey. His interest in music started during his time at the University of Reading and received further training at Point Blank Music College in Hoxton, North London, Los Angeles. Since then he has gone on to host popular radio shows like DJ Caise In The Mix on The Beat 99.9 FM and in 2011 he got signed to Chocolate City, a prolific music label.
In recent times, Derin has undergone a personal redefinition which birthed the "SUITCAISE" - Derin's new passion to help individuals understand and harness the true meaning of love, to accept it, embrace it, and more importantly begin to express it.
Andre Blaze Henshaw is a broadcaster who has delivered world class content as a producer, writer and presenter for print, publications, radio networks and television outlets respectively, for over fourteen years. Andre is a fitness enthusiast, owner and producer of My Africa Podcast and This Way Up and is also a literary aficionado.
The Dynamix, Future Award and SSMA winning broadcaster has enjoyed a career as a highly sought-after corporate and entertainment event host long before he graduated from the University Of Port Harcourt with a degree in Linguistics and Communications. He is currently a host on Ebony Life's hit show "Men's Corner"
After a lauded inclusion of TV broadcasting to an already successful career on radio, he has, between 2008 and now, hosted Nigezie's 'Tru Search', multiple seasons of Friesland Campina's 'Peak Talent Show, Airtel's 'Nigeria's Got Talent' , The Afrinolly Radio Show', 'Airtel Friday', 'Dare To Mix' for Airtel Nigeria and Campari respectively, and the Niger Delta Legacy Engagements 'Dawn In The Creeks'. After a three year tenure as a board member on a US sponsored conflict resolution think-tank, Andre has applied himself to the task of creating cutting edge media content across Africa, with a strong emphasis on the use of entertainment and lifestyle programs as vessels for unique storytelling.