How GUAP Evolved From Creative Dream To Real Business With Sponsors Including Nike, TikTok | Forbes

Jide Adetunji and Ibrahim Kamara showcase the cutting edge of art, music, culture and fashion with their growing digital media brand, GUAP. The brand showcases up and coming creatives via their digital magazine, podcasts, live events and branding studio. “It’s a whole ecosystem where we’re able to partner with creatives, put them on our website or help them work with companies on a big brand campaign,” says Adetunji. GUAP has worked with mega brands including Nike, TikTok, Coca Cola and Adidas. In 2022, they took over the London Museum of Natural History for their first GUAP Gala–an awards ceremony honoring creatives across music, film, media and fashion.

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