Shockoe Artspeak

A Conversation with Chino Amobi

In this episode we speak with Chinonyeelu Uchechi Amobi, who is known professionally as Chino Amobi. As a polymath, Amobi combines art, painting, design, music, and film with a rich assemblage of styles and voices. Amobi is a co-founder of the independent record label NON Worldwide and creative director of EROICA. In 2016 he released the EP Airport Music For Black Folk and in 2017 released his debut album Paradiso to critical acclaim. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Visual Communication at VCU. Amobi also earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCU. Chino has performed internationally including the New Museum New York, MOCA Los Angeles, Seoul Korea, Russia, France, to name a few. Appropriately, in this episode we cover a wide range of topics.