Princess Karibo is a self-taught Nigerian illustrator and digital artist whose work celebrates women.
Karibo’s work is easy to fall in love with, especially how it portrays women from different backgrounds. Women with yellow hair, no hair, afros, pigtails, women at the movies, at the beach, in bed, playing video games, dancing, at the laundromat – women from all facets of live being themselves.
The trademark of Princess Karibo’s work is her positive portrayal of black women, much like how Nils Britwum does with his illustrations. Afropunk says it best, “Princess Karibo creates ultra-pretty femmes belonging to a wide range of cultures and otherworldly entities that show off that #BlackGirlMagic!”
Princess Karibo’s dream is to eventually publish her own art book, featuring unseen artworks and how-to guidelines to help others improve their drawing according to a 2017 article on the African digital art scene by The Africa Report.
Karibo’s pretty illustrations are easy to fall in love with and own. Own your own piece of Princess Karibo’s art on her Society6 page. You can own her art on every day things such as backpacks, cell phone covers, bath mats, tote bags, throw pillows, comforters, wall clocks and more.
Support Princess Karibo by buying from her store, commissioning her and following her on Instagram.
For now, be amazed by her gorgeous art. Enjoy.
Bahari Blue is Squid Mag’s Kadi Yao Tay and Kofi Sydney Asare’s and illustrator Bolaji “Art Nerd X” Olaloye’s scrapbook of favourite African (including the diaspora sometimes) artists they love, are inspired by and believe the whole world needs to know about.
So far we’ve featured Venus Bambisa, Malcolm Wopé, Simangaliso Sibaya, Ifesinachi Orjiekwe, Salim Busuru, Juni Ba, Poka Arts, Natasha Nayo, Hanson Akattti, Bertil Svanekiaer, Collyde Prime, Nils Britwum, Hélio Januário, Mika Hirwa, Mogau Kekana, Data Pepple, Welbie, Kobina Taylor and Stanley Obende. See all the Bahari Blue features here.
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