Lagos-based Daniel Obasi is an artist, working across styling, photography and art direction, curating presentations as well as film projects. He explores Afrocentric concepts, and is inspired by old cinema and Afrofuturism.
Nigerian-born Obasi’s first encounter with art started in the 2012, as an interning graphic designer at a security company. He went on to study French at the University of Lagos, and while in university, he worked first as a freelance art and fashion writer for OURS magazine and Fashion Business Africa. He then moved into styling, interning as a fashion assistant briefly before taking on editorial projects during his second year in university. His styling portfolio ranges from small campaigns and look books for upcoming brands to taking on major brands such as Maxivive, Rayo, Orange culture and Vlisco.
His works have been featured on Oxosi, Nataal, Maire Claire, Hunger Magazine, Kaltblut, Indie Magazine, Disorder Magazine UK, CNN Africa, VSCO, Afropunk, Okay Africa, and i-D magazine amongst others. He has also art directed a number of fashion films including: Embers of Bloom, illegal, and Vlisco: An Alien in Town.