Akinboye Sunkanmi


Akinboye Sunkanmi

Akinboye ’Sunkanmi

Illustrator, Lagos, Nigeria

Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Comic book artist. I use illustration as a means to recreate my world as it could be.

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I am a Nigeria-based Illustrator, specialized in sequential art, character design & concept art. My work explores narrative and African storytelling through traditional and digital illustration.

My practice has led me to work for clients such as YouNeek Studios Maryland, USA, publisher of the critically acclaimed E.X.O Graphic Novel featured on CNN Africa, Mashable, Forbes and BBC, released August 2015, Farafina Magazine, Onward Paper Mill, True Tarpan UK, FansConnectOnline Limited; the creators of the award-winning Afrinolly App, and CSED; publishers of the first ever Nigerian sports-themed Graphic Novel; Nigerian Golden Legends.


Assistant Creative Director at YouNeek Studios
Nov 2018 – Present Maryland, USA
Creative Director at Linebug Studios
February 2018 – Present Lagos, Nigeria
Communications Support Officer at Pedabo Associates Ltd.
September 2014 – January 2018 Nigeria
Acting Creative Head at Brandconnectmedia
November 2013 – April 2014 Lagos, Nigeria
Assistant Creative Director at Footwork Design Studios
2004 – 2007 Lagos, Nigeria


BA Hons Graphic Design at University of Benin, Benin City
2007 – 2011 Edo State, Nigeria
Ordinary National Diploma (OND) at Yaba College of Technology
2001 – 2003 Lagos, Nigeria


  • Puetrak Concepts ltd
  • Onward Paper Mill Plc
  • Litramed Publications
  • Farafina magazine
  • Panaramic Entertainment
  • Pandora Comics. Street Media Ltd
  • Wheels n Rims Ltd
  • Ovetta Sportiff, UK
  • Mustard Seed Communications
  • YouNeek Studios USA
  • Nigerian Culture Kids
  • Search For Common Ground


  • Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Character Design
  • Concept Art


  • Digital Painting
  • Comic Book Art
  • Character Design
  • Art Direction
  • Creative Writing
  • Corporate Communications
  • Communications Design


Artist of the Year, Comic Panel Awards
Best Graduating Student in Academic Performance, University of Benin, Nigeria.