A Matter of Fact


Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), San Francisco

Chapter 1: presenting a fictionalized union between titled sons from two artistocratic, Nigerian families: the Emeka and Omodele, also known as the UmuEze Amara Clan and House of Obafemi, respectively. Comprised of pastel, charcoal, and graphite on paper, the series focuses on the Emeka marquisate, one of the oldest noble clans of Nigeria, highlighing their wealth and holdings if colonialism and chattel slavery interventions had never distupted the country. The bold, crimson-clay red wall color chosen is emblematic of the stature and wealth of the family.  

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