Laolu Senbanjo, otherwise known as “Laolu NYC,” is a Nigerian bred, Brooklyn based
performance and visual artist, singer, songwriter, musician, human rights lawyer, and activist.
Having started his career in law, Laolu has always sought to help others reveal their truth. To do
this, he navigates in the way that comes most natural to him: through never ending depths of his
artwork. After practicing law for 3 years in Nigeria, he moved to New York City where he has
devoted his time to being a full time artist ever since.
Laolu is guided by the idea that all things; be it paper, walls, people, buildings, cars, you name it
— are his canvas. By placing his artwork on just about any and everything he can get his hands
on, Laolu seeks to leave a part of his art and Yoruba heritage wherever he goes through one
canvas at a time.
Laolu has worked with those such as Taraji P. Henson, Lupita Nyongo, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats,
Danielle Brooks, and has had his Sacred Art of the Ori body ritual featured on Beyoncé’s 2016
Grammy award winning “Lemonade.” Laolu has graced the covers of The New York Times
alongside having features in The Fader, Vogue, Vice, CNN, BBC, and more. His ever growing list of
collaborations currently include those such as Kenneth Cole, Nike, Equinox Fitness, Starbucks,
Belvedere, Bvlgari, TED, and many more.