Koboe To The World: Motilayo Williams
By: Dyllan Ahinful; Image By: Motilayo Williams
“I always try to tell (another side of) a story and show the world how I see things”.
The Koboe To The World Serie displays the creative minds that inhabit this beautiful world.
Meet Motilayo Williams, a stylist, illustrator and conceptmaker from Amsterdam and Koboe (@xmothii).
Who are you?
I’m Motilayo Williams a stylist, illustrator and concept maker who also
started videography not long ago (I know it is a lot haha) from Amsterdam, NL
How does your background/roots influence your creative output?
I feel like I’m a very westernized african girl. I have become a mix of
the two cultures and I think you can always see this in my work.
What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own?
My work is always about something that fascinates me or has been on
my mind for a while. I always try to tell (another side of) a story and show
the world how I see things.
What is the best part about creating art?
It gives you the freedom to explore and push your boundaries, but also get
to know yourself better, because it’s such a personal/intimate thing to do.
What is the most challenging part of being an artist?
The fact that people don’t value the time and effort u put into your work. I often
get asked to do something for someone for free, just because “it will just take me a
Not sure to be honest, I do a lot of different things, but I guess Solange’s drive
and the way she is true to herself inspires me a lot.
How do you see the future of your work/ category of art?
I see myself collaborating with a lot of different cool people from all over the world,
bringing creatives together and creating something very cool.