Meet Hakeem, Nigerian Makeup Artist Who Does Wonders With His Hands (Photos)

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Meet Hakeem,the Extraordinaire
Nollywood SFX Makeup Artist.
Stumbled on his instagram page and I was really wowed with his beautiful
work, his unbelievable injury designs
which looks sooo real. Hakeem Onilogbo is the 38 year old
CEO of Hakeem Effects, aka Tricks
International, a special FX and
prosthetics company servicing many
Nollywood productions in Nigeria.
Based in Lagos, Hakeem was born in Ibadan, where he attended the Egba
Comprehensive High School. From
simple make-up retouching to
elaborate creature-features, Hakeem
Effects talks new development in
Nollywood. In Africa we have great screenwriters
and stories to tell, but these stories do
not complete themselves through
mere acting alone. Special effects
makeup enhances them. The lack of
these effects have always been affecting our screen writers. It limits
their writing skills and sometimes
make the movies flop. This is one huge
difference between global film makers
and African film makers. Hakeem's
brand, Hakeem Effect Concept under the management body of Tricks
International, is a brand that is
currently changing the face of the
African movie industry through
creative developments in special
effects makeup. He started the trade 8 years ago with
the Yoruba film making genre of
Nollywood. Initially, he had wanted to
be an actor. He did not have any
formal training nor mentors but he
invested in the make-up art talents. He realized that he could do replica of
anything he sees without being
taught.


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