Osadolor Osawemwenze


Artist Statement

Osadolor Osawemweze is an image-maker, artist, podcaster, and overall creative director. As a first-generation Nigerian American born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he currently focuses on how Nigerian traditions can turn into chains of progress and how western “modernity” can lead to the fading of cultural values and livelihoods. Through mixed media presentations of digital manipulations, intricate yet fluid sketches, and expressive photography, his work dissects the complexities and youthfulness of the African Diaspora through beautiful storytelling, whether through visual art or podcast. 

He is also the owner of his art shop, osadolor.bigcartel.com, where he sells prints and stickers of his elaborate masterpieces. As the Host/Founder of a coming of age, but irl, his social interdisciplinary commentary of pop culture moments provides amazing insight on the youthful examination of the trends and ways of the world. 


Email: osadolor@stanford.edu

Business Email: osadolormgmt@gmail.com


Project Description

With his multimedia project 'alté., Osadolor examines the music and fashion that pushes the Alté movement into fruition and the creatives that utilize their relationship with Nigeria and the western world to explore the liminality of what it truly means to be “African” in this modern age. With this podcast/art series, he dissects the media’s role in Africa’s portrayal and its effects on the youth of the African Diaspora: good, bad, and the intersectionalities in between.

Podcast: https://linktr.ee/acomingofagebutirl

Timeline for alté.

  • Trailer/Monologue: June 13th
  • First Episode: June 20th
  • Second Episode: June 27th
  • Third Episode: July 5th
  • Fourth Episode: July 25th

*The accompanying artworks will be published on @osadolorart (Instagram) and osadolor.art.

*After the last episode, Osadolor plans on selling prints and stickers based on the podcast on osadolor.bigcartel.com.

*The official alté Spotify playlist was released after the second episode, dedicated to music, was available for streaming.

*All promotional material will be released on @acomingofagebutirl (Instagram)