The Sacred Art of Laolu Senbanjo
By Guardian Exclusive
18 January 2018 | 5:24 am
Laolu Senbanjo’s rise to fame was not fortuitous. From his house in Nigeria’s north-central state of Kwara, where he taught himself how to paint on marble floors, his art has appeared on bodies of celebrities like Beyoncé and Alicia Keys to products of global brands such as Nike and Bulgari.
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