Walé Oyéjidé

Walé Oyéjidé, TED Fellow. TEDGlobal 2017 - Builders, Truth Tellers, Catalysts, August 27-30, 2017, Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

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Designer, writer, musician, and lawyer Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. combats bias with creative storytelling. He is the founder of Ikiré Jones, a fashion design brand that celebrates and illuminates the nuanced lives of marginalized people.

Oyéjidé is a TED Fellow, and his apparel design can be seen in the Marvel Studios film Black Panther. His work was part of Making Africa, a contemporary design exhibit that was shown at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany; the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain; the Kunsthal in Rotterdam; and the High Museum in Atlanta. Oyéjidé’s work was also recently featured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Creative Africa exhibition.

Last updated: Jun 27, 2018