HRM Pere of Isaba Kingdom
       
     
HRM Oba of Benin, 2018
       
     
The Feminist Selfie, 2018
       
     
ME TOO, 2018
       
     
ALU (Abomination), 2018
       
     
We are KINGS 1960, 2018
       
     
HRM Pere of Isaba Kingdom
       
     
HRM Pere of Isaba Kingdom

Charcoal and Gold Leaf on Paper
66 x 54 inches

The King's Diary is an ongoing series that attempts to present African women in the light of kingly power; decorated in the regalia of the traditional rulers. The motive is to encourage the acceptance and respect otherwise ascribed to the kings of Africa- and any realm, as a matter of fact- as a right of the African female, as is depicted in the art pieces. This new light will help see the girl-child in Sub-Saharan Africa, and all of Africa, as privileged as the sons, and not doomed to the woes of forbidden education, and early marriage against her will.

HRM Oba of Benin, 2018
       
     
HRM Oba of Benin, 2018

Charcoal, Old Newspaper and Gold Leaf on Paper
66 x 54 inches

The King's Diary is an ongoing series that attempts to present African women in the light of kingly power; decorated in the regalia of the traditional rulers. The motive is to encourage the acceptance and respect otherwise ascribed to the kings of Africa- and any realm, as a matter of fact- as a right of the African female, as is depicted in the art pieces. This new light will help see the girl-child in Sub-Saharan Africa, and all of Africa, as privileged as the sons, and not doomed to the woes of forbidden education, and early marriage against her will.

The Feminist Selfie, 2018
       
     
The Feminist Selfie, 2018

Charcoal, Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Paper
60 x 57 inches

The feminist selfie challenges the perception and appreciation of the feminist gaze, and riots over the denigration of the African women. In this work, three African women peer through a large tear shaped as the Feminist symbol. Both tear and their expression, at once, are metaphors of the unfamiliar, the struggles, as well as the obstacles they face while being feminists.

ME TOO, 2018
       
     
ME TOO, 2018

Charcoal and Old News Paper on paper
52 x 42 inches

This work was inspired by the #metoo movement which is an international movement against sexual harassment and assault, especially in work places.

ALU (Abomination), 2018
       
     
ALU (Abomination), 2018

Charcoal on Paper
40 x 55 inches

One strong theme about this piece is that it showcases not just a woman in Kingly power, but the tear, burn and written words emphasizes the distaste and effort of the society to criticize such unorthodox scenery- as an approach to denigrate a successful African Woman.

We are KINGS 1960, 2018
       
     
We are KINGS 1960, 2018

Charcoal on Paper

40 x 48 inches

This expresses a truth that the protest for a better world for women existed before now. A different mindset, but same aim. In 1960, the women of Africa held placards during a feminist riot saying “WE ARE QUEENS” with the hope of channeling some level of respect and acceptance to themselves. But to the society, that wasn’t enough. Now, to buttress their aim and activism more, they hold placards: “WE ARE KINGS”.