Etubi Onucheyo is a freelance digital illustrator, colorist and comic creator from Nigeria. He is the creator of Mumu Juju, a hilarious comic about two unlikely heroes, Mortar and Pestle, who go on impossible quests for magical items to pay off their debts to a cunning witch and a powerful deity.

Etubi is inspired by life, anime, manga, cartoons, his artist friends, Mohammed Agbadi, Harrison Yinfaowei, Bolaji Olaloye and Ifesinachi Adrian Orjiekwe and other random artists.

I also tend to be inspired by the most random things, for example; there is a meal in Nigeria called pounded yam which is served with an assorted selection of soups, but it is very stressful to make. Two years ago I was craving pounded yam and wasn’t willing to go through the process and wondered if any superheores were out there to help me pound my yams and boom! The idea for “Mumu Juju” came to me.

Etubi Onucheyo in an interview with Black and Gifted

Etubi, who goes by Mumu Illustrator online has an impressive colouring portfolio, having worked on a number of Nigerian comics including Aegis (Epoch Comics), Malika: Warrior Queen (YouNeek Studios) and Avonome (Comic Republic).

African Digital Art’s Jepchumba says Etubi Onucheyo’s whimsical illustrations convey his passion for life, spiritualism and love of food. We couldn’t agree more.

Enjoy the whimsical and out of this world art of Etubi Onucheyo.

In His House let me Meditate by Etubi Onucheyo
In His House let me Meditate by Etubi Onucheyo
Obsidian (Steven Universe) by Etubi Onucheyo
Obsidian (Steven Universe)
The Afronaut (Sessi K.) by Etubi Onucheyo
The Afronaut (Sessi K.) by Etubi Onucheyo
Jelly Jollof by Etubi Onucheyo
Jelly Jollof by Etubi Onucheyo
100% Plus Ultra Etubi Onucheyo
100% Plus Ultra Etubi Onucheyo
Them gather for her back too by Etubi Onucheyo
Them gather for her back too by Etubi Onucheyo
Vain EP cover art by Etubi Onucheyo
Vain EP cover by Etubi Onucheyo
My Africa (comissioned piece portraying Africa as a Goddess on the defense while being watched but surrounded by her rich history and culture)
In the Quiet Crucible Receive Your Compensation part 1
The Working Class Stiffs Assembly Line by Etubi Onucheyo
The Working Class Stiffs Assembly Line

See more of Etubi’s art on ArtStation, Behance, Instagram and Twitter. Buy his art prints here.


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