wuruwuru is a maker collective from Lagos. We work with friends and collaborators to design and produce spirited works of art. Eventually, we hope to build a structure that helps sustain independent creators in Nigeria.
The name wuruwuru is from the Nigerian expression wuruwuru to the answer which describes a problem solved haphazardly. It alludes to our shared experience of making things without institutional support.
I started the studio in 2020 to make a magazine but then veered into a handful of odd publishing experiments. In making these projects, I got to meet a lot of interesting people and was inspired to help bring their ideas to life.
In three years, we've produced an online comic, two animated short films, a locally-made board game, a digital archive and a new type of book. We've worked with over 45 creators and paid out close to $100k in commissions.
I run the studio with Williams Ogah. We set up a new team for each project and work remotely using practices picked up from a decade of software development.
The studio is a space for self discovery. Each project is a unique work of art but also a community of practice for learning and documentation.