Alaba Onajin is an illustrator and a comic book artist from Nigeria. In 1997 Alaba Onajin studied at Morris College of Journalism (1997) and continued to Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in 2004. Inspired by works of the European artists, Herge(Tintin), Goscinny and Uderzo(Asterix), His art draws from the surrounding beauty that inspires his and struggles and hardships he witnesses and in some cases faces and overcomes.
Alaba Onajin work includes Anike Eleko, a children’s comic book on girls’ education and other art collaborations with UNESCO on the Role of Women in African History Project. A project dedicated to educating children in Africa and also the world about the brave women who have helped shaped the progress and growth of the continent.
On Ajayi Crowther StreetFrom £3,600.00
On the noisy Ajayi Crowther Street in Lagos, neighbours gather to gossip, discuss noise complaints, and faithfully head to church each Sunday. But beneath the surface lies a hidden world of clandestine love affairs, hidden pregnancy, spiritual quackery and hypocrisy, that threatens to destroy the community from within.
On Ajayi Crowther Street peels back the curtains on the lives of Reverend Akpoborie and his family, to reveal a tumultuous world full of secrets and lies. His only son, Godstime, is struggling to hide his sexuality from his parents whilst his daughter Keturah must hide the truth of her pregnancy by her pastor boyfriend to preserve her and her family’s image. But it is the Reverend himself who hides the darkest secret of them all, as his wondering eye lands on Kyauta, their young live-in maid.