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5 Top Creative African Instagram accounts to follow now

Be inspired by African creativity on Instagram: 5 accounts to follow


What I like about social media is how they have empowered people in communicating and sharing their perceptions about the kind of world they are dealing with. Such a power is even more meaningful for a place like Africa that is often neglected or misinterpreted by the mainstream.  

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Social media here are truly creating an “African lens” in the way of communicating the black identity, away from stereotypes and common conceptualizations; and for creatives of any kind – photographers, designers, stylists, visual artists and even common people – a photo sharing platform like Instagram is proving to be such a virtuous place where they are succeeding in capturing Africa in its depth, diversity and cultural specificity, showcasing its real beauty and authenticity.  

There would be countless of examples to bring to you but willing to be short and relevant to our usual topics, here is a personal selection of 5 awesome creative African Instagram accounts that truly display the energy and innovative strength coming from this part of the world.

Keep reading and enjoy them! 


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5 Top Creative African Instagram accounts to follow now




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Studio Lani @studiolani

“Sustainable design – Hand made – sculpture – culture”

Created by Lani Adeoye, a Nigerian award-winning designer, Studio Lani’s work focuses mainly on lightings and furniture. Every piece, mostly made with hand carved wood, “celebrates West African elegance with a contemporary sensibility”. In addition, the Studio works closely with various local artisans and strives to positively impact the community.

Get hypnotised by the long and winding shapes of these unique pieces!




Ile-Ila, House of Lines @ile.ila

“Lifestyle furniture – conscious – hand made – chairs”

Tosin Oshinowo, the Nigerian architect behind Ile-Ila, has a clear passion for West African textiles, Yoruba culture (remember the beautiful Yoruba chairs?) and local hard wood, which are combined gracefully in her stylish accent armchairs.

Get splashed by colours and charmed by these amazing and sophisticated creations.


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Blueprint Africa @blueprintafrica

“Interiors meet Africa”

African decors’ lovers, indulge yourselves with the gorgeous ethno-chic atmospheres suggested by this stylish interior décor and lifestyle platform! From textiles to furniture, baskets, masks, paintings, carved wood items and so much more, you will just love any single item and get so many inspirations for your home décor!


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Vlisco @vlisco

Wax – outfit -west african textiles

If you have liked the colourful and hypnotic west African wax, you can’t just miss Vlisco’s (major wax designer and distributor world wide) Instagram account.  You will get previews of the latest prints and amazing inspiring outfits, as well as focuses on previous wax best sellers and their original meaning behind.

Just enjoy!



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Sindiso Nyoni @sindiso

Guerrill(art), African social issues

Born in Zimbabwe but raised in South Africa, Sindiso Nyoni got noted for its innovative graphic style that he baptised Guerill(art), to reflect on social issues in a way that advocates awareness and change. With his powerful works, he has participated in various local group shows and international exhibitions including New York, Mexico City, London, and Barcelona.

Enjoy his works and the messages they loudly transmit to act towards making a difference!