Williams Chechet is a multi-talented visual artist with a string of acclaimed contemporary art pieces to his name. Born in Kano and raised in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria, Williams studied Industrial Design at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and his Northern heritage is very evident in his recent works.
His latest art project, We Are The North, is a series of beautiful illustrations from Northern Nigeria, influenced by pop art – an art movement which involves imagery from popular culture being visually removed from its known context, isolated, and/or combined with unrelated material. This series was recently shown at a number of exhibitions: a First solo exhibition in collaboration with the Alliance Françoise, Lagos, TedXMaitama, Abuja, Kaduna Book & Art Festival (KABAFEST), Kaduna, Nigeria’s Historic Art Exhibition, Abuja.
Williams has also created murals for Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos, MTV Base Africa, Traffic Bar, Abuja, CoLab Co-Working Space, Kaduna, RydeFit, Abuja. Williams strongly believes that art has the power to heal, inspire and bring people together and gives back to the community by inspiring young designers to master their craft and pursue their passion in art.