Amazing Graffiti Plastered All Over UoN Wall Surprises Students

  • Students and Staff at the University of Nairobi were surprised to find a large mural that was painted on the wall just opposite the Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library.

    BBC World Service commissioned a huge three-day art installation to support their 'Make More Of Your World' campaign and was unveiled on March 29.

    The mural was created by world-renowned graffiti writer turned artist INSA who utilises his ability to create bright and beautiful artworks straight into the environment.

    This successful on-ground event has previously seen unique murals created in India and Nigeria as well. 

    At first glance, one can easily recognize the switchboards that are illustrated inside four circles that were painted next to each other. These switchboards represent technology.

    Inside each switchboard is an arrow that represents the stock markets. 

    The most amazing part is that if you captured each of the circles and made a timelapse Gif of the photos, you would see the arrow move up through the switchboard.

    Another beauty of the art is that the pattern outside the circles was drawn from Maasai beads and represents local crafts and expertise. 

    The campaign has been developed in-house by BBC Creative, who worked in partnership with the INSA. The campaign drives people to consume BBC News content to help them make more of their world!

    The mural has not only drawn the attention of the students and staff but art fans including media personality Julie Gichuru, Sheila and Musician Juliani

    Below, watch a timelapse Gif of the magnificent mural: