In the course of recent weeks, photos of a mainstream Lagos Street started showing up on social media with the hashtag, #EKOTAG. As it turns out, Lagos got a facelift and the brain behind this procedure is visual artist and graphics designer, OSA Seven. Bystanders have been captivated by the art OSA has created at the EKO TAG monument situated at Law School bus stop on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos. They take to instagram to share photographs and footages when they spot the first graffiti monument, using the hashtag #EkoTagSpotted. Some of the famous faces include the likes of DJ Jimmy Jatt, Reminisce, Di’JA, Ice Prince, DJ Spinall, DJ Obi, Sound Sultan, Kay Switch, Lotanna Chukuwu, Jon Ogah, FALANA Music, DJ Lambo, Denrele Edun, Jane Michael-Ekanem, Aramide, DJ Lambo, Bassey Ekpeyong, Makida Moka, Vina Longpet, Chuey Chu, Ruby Gyang, EHIZ, Praiz, Sammy Naija, Hauwa Mukan, Wofai Fada, Tosin Ajibade – Olorisupergal, Ibrahim Salawu – Unilag Olodo among many others. Amid this makeover procedure, OSA did not only inspire young visual artists and future fine artists, he serves as a beacon of hope to artists who feel their art is not valid or cannot make an outstanding career off art.
OSA Seven is utilizing EKO TAG to preserve the history of Lagos and communicate its stories. Also ways Lagos has driven Nigerians to be clever, resourceful and aspiring. With this being the first of its kind in Nigeria, OSA Seven additionally enforces this historic moment with the support of Lagos State Government and FCMB by becoming the youngest artist in Nigeria to have an appointed landmark.