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YG+B: Made by Mek

His hand-painted masterpieces have gained a lot of attention… But the canvas this Buffalo teen uses for his art isn’t what you’d expect. He’s bridged an alliance between his two passions: art and sneakers… and he’s only a teenager. Mek, known as Made by Mek on Instagram, is a young artist (Emeka Wajed) who creates custom-designed shoes.

YG+B: Young, Gifted…and Buffalo

Written by Ashleigh Carter

Ashleigh Carter

Ashleigh is a Buffalo native who currently lives and works in New York City. She is a writer and associate producer for NowThis News, where she writes articles and creates videos about entertainment, culture, politics, and news. She is a passionate Bills fan and food lover, which is why her hometown remains so special to her.

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