Ifesinachi Orjiekwe is a storyboard artist, comic book illustrator and character designer from Nigeria. He’s a beast with line art and often collaborates with Mohammed Agbadi and Yinfaowei Harrison to make art.
In 2018, Ifesinachi Adrian Orjiekwe and longtime collaborator, Yinfaowei Harrison Tombra’s work was chosen as the official Google Doodle for the Super Eagles, Nigeria’s national football team during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. You can see the doodle above.
Asked what football meant in Nigeria, the duo responded:
Football to Nigerians means a lot more than a game – it’s love, and more importantly a way of life. Only football can bring people of different tribes and ethnic groups together under one roof.
Adrian is also working on a comic with his friends, Mohammed Agbadi and Harrison Yinfaowei about a gang of tricycle riders (called keke in Nigeria ) tussling for street cred and power in the streets of Lagos. The comic is called Wreakless.
He has also worked on a fanfic Batman comic samples of which are available to read here. Ifesinachi Orjiekwe also contributed storyboards along with Godwin Akpan for Anthill Studios’ Frogeck 3D animated project.
Ifesinachi Orjiekwe’s art – storyboards, pencils, animatics – is as electric as it is fluid and a marvel to behold.
Enjoy the electric art of Ifesinachi Orjiekwe.
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