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Street art is a novel concept in a city like Abuja. The most graffiti you will come across is a roughly done painted phrase saying “not for sale” or “do not urinate on this wall”. However,some artists have flexed their muscles writing and drawing in chalk paint, religous wordings and proverbs on huge rocks scattered across town. At least it is a step in the right direction.

Graffiti is fundamental to the artistic development of a city’s urban culture. From the streets of New York to the Streets of Tokyo, graffiti is everywhere and ready to chat.

The Os Gemeos brothers, twins from Sao Paulo, are well known for their unique yellow skinned characters in their style of graffiti.Together, they combine cartoon imagery with social political issues and tradional brazilian folklore in their art. Hip – hop culture has a clear influence on their work as well. It would be interesting to visualize what Nigerian graffiti would produce. Thoughts?

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