In a jubilant convergence of fashion, art, and legacy, Ashluxe celebrates this landmark occasion with an extraordinary collaboration featuring the legendary artist Lemi Ghariokwu, renowned for his iconic album covers for the legendary Fela Kuti.

Lemi Ghariokwu, a self-taught fine artist, graphic designer, and illustrator, boasts a remarkable career spanning several decades. With over 26 album covers for Fela Kuti and collaborations with music icons like Bob Marley and Miriam Makeba, Ghariakwu’s influence on African art and music is unparalleled. His partnership with Ashluxe marks a historic moment, bringing authentic Nigerian storytelling to the forefront of the global fashion landscape.

Lemi’s dazzling and imaginative talent of creating iconic illustrations and album covers earned him a place in Fela’s heart and the legendary Afrobeat Icon gave him the space to create world class series of artworks, which he also did for Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and a long list of great acts. 

This commemorative collaboration with Lemi Ghariokwu builds upon Ashluxe’s recent “Kalakuta Republic” collection, inspired by the indomitable spirit of Fela Kuti and authorized by his estate, is a blend of fashion and activism. This reaffirms Ashluxe’s commitment to preserving cultural history and championing the Afrobeat legacy on a global scale.

At the heart of these celebrations lies a special limited edition t-shirt design, meticulously crafted in collaboration with the maestro himself, Lemi Ghariokwu. With his unparalleled artistic vision and profound understanding of Nigerian heritage, Lemi infuses this exclusive collection with a tapestry of history and expression, creating a wearable masterpiece that pays homage to the rich cultural tapestry of Nigeria.

Lemi Ghariakwu x Ashluxe:
Kalakuta Republic Collection Piece

The Ashluxe journey over the past five years has been nothing short of revolutionary. From its humble beginnings, the brand has evolved into a global movement, transcending boundaries, challenging norms, and amplifying voices. As Ashluxe continues to redefine the intersection of fashion, art, and culture, its legacy remains an inspiration for generations to come.

Lemi Ghariakwu x Ashluxe
Ashluxe Founder YINKA ASHOGBON

As Ashluxe embarks on the next chapter of its journey, the fifth anniversary collaboration with Lemi Ghariokwu serves as a testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to creativity, culture, and legacy. Together, they invite the world to join in celebrating the past, embracing the present, and envisioning a future where fashion transcends mere clothing, becoming a powerful medium for social change and cultural preservation.