Laolu Senbanjo is a Brooklyn-based Nigerian-born Performance and Visual artist. This Social Advocate and former Human Rights attorney, is best known for his body painting, which was featured in Beyoncé’s Grammy Award-winning visual album, “Lemonade”. Laolu has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Vogue, BBC, CNN and NBC. He has also been on the cover of the Washington Post. Laolu has also collaborated with artists such as Alicia Keys, Swiss Beatz, Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, Alek Wek and Danielle Brooks.
Laolu’s Mantra, “Everything is My Canvas”, is applied during his creative process. He applies this Mantra to his mural designs, fashion collaborations and now to the new Limited-Edition Belvedere Vodka bottle.
In a statement about the Belvedere Project Laolu said, “As an artist I get to share my soul with people around me, my environment and the world and I’m able to channel my experiences like my journey as a human rights attorney and as a Nigerian. The Belvedere bottle design came from that inspiration as well as doing a lot of research about what Belvedere is at its core, like the rye and the pristine water. The bottle is an amazing blend of my art and bringing to life what Belvedere stands for – and I get to be a part of giving back to society, which means a lot to me.”
Laolu will be in Nigeria and will be touring Lagos and Abuja from the 24th to the 29th of September for a series of co-created art experiences and events to celebrate the launch of the new bottle amongst other activities.