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Lemi Ghariokwu is an artist and illustrator who in the last 40 years has designed more than 2000 album covers, much so he was tagged the king of covers in 2004. His work features genius pictorial narration dogged by intense colors and his own special typefaces. Lemi Ghariokwu’s iconic album sleeve designs read more than the dizzying displays of the Pan-African sentiment that guides his way of life and works of art. His body of work is an exercise in technical mastery, despite being self-taught. His art reflects on African representation and the recurring issues that follow the existence of the Black body and persona. He is on Phaidon Press’ list of 100 emerging and influential graphic designers in the world. His painting Anoda Sistem, created in 2002, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA), where he holds a dual lifetime membership. PRESS CNN, OkayAfrica, Granta