If you’ve read our latest travel story on Crazy Beautiful Lagos, you may be feeling just as inspired as we are by beautiful and vibrant Africa. In light of this, we took special note when stumbling across Kenyan Artist, Musa Omusi, who has created Misemo illustrations and representations.

Misemo refers to the wise, old sayings that capture the urban energy of Nairobi and Kenyan culture. Omusi decided to combine tradition with modernity in his animated and typographic representations, to ensure this important wisdom is highlighted in a cool, present and different sort of perspective.

Nairobi is a melting pot of all Kenyan ambition, progression and dreams. An emerging and growing music, art and tech scene heavily influence the artwork developed.

"Akili ni nywele kila mtu ana zake.” (Wisdom is like hair, everyone has his/her own. Celebrate your diversity/uniqueness/singularity/individualism)
“Akili ni nywele kila mtu ana zake.” (Wisdom is like hair, everyone has his/her own. Celebrate your diversity/uniqueness/singularity/individualism)
Images via designindaba.com
Images via designindaba.com
“Dawa ya moto ni moto.” (Fight fire with fire)
“Dawa ya moto ni moto.” (Fight fire with fire)

View more of Musa’s work on his website, Made with Love.


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