Josh Ike Egesi

Josh Egesi is a dynamic design artist renowned for his innovative approach to bridging the gap between African culture and contemporary expressions. With a diverse creative journey that has evolved from curating to painting, graphic design, and beyond, Josh’s work embodies a fusion of tradition and modernity, aimed at preserving and evolving African cultural narratives.


His artistic practice transcends boundaries, encompassing a vast array of mediums and techniques. Whether working on canvas, digital platforms, or installations, Josh’s commitment to preserving and celebrating African heritage shines through in every project. From vibrant paintings that depict stories of African folklore to cutting-edge graphic designs that reimagine
traditional motifs in a contemporary context, Josh’s creations are a testament to his passion for cultural preservation and  innovation.


At the core of Josh’s artistic philosophy is the belief in creating memorable experiences for people through his creations. Whether designing furniture, lighting pieces, or innovative instruments like the electric talking drum, Josh seeks to evoke emotions, provoke thoughts, and spark conversations through his work. Each design is meticulously crafted to not only be visually
striking but also to resonate with the audience on a deeper level, leaving a lasting impression that extends beyond aesthetics.

Josh’s influence extends far beyond the confines of his studio. His work has garnered international recognition, with features in prestigious publications such as DW, BBC, and Interior Design Magazine. His projects have been showcased at renowned events and institutions including Design Week Lagos, Goethe Institute’s “Drumming New Worlds,” and Salone del
Mobile, further solidifying his position as a trailblazer in the global design community.


In addition to his artistic achievements, Josh is deeply committed to fostering creativity and cultural exchange. He regularly collaborates with local artisans and designers, bridging traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design practices. Through workshops, mentorship programs, and community outreach initiatives, Josh actively promotes cross-cultural dialogue and empowers emerging artists to explore their creative potential.


Beyond his artistic achievements, Josh is also an avid advocate for social change. He uses his platform to address pressing issues facing African communities, leveraging art as a powerful tool for advocacy and awareness.


With his visionary approach to design and unwavering dedication to cultural preservation, Josh Egesi continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression, leaving an indelible mark on the global design landscape.