Jekein Lato-Unah Is Using Art To Speak For The Women Who Need A Day Or Two To Recover From The Brutalities Of Patriarchy


Jekein Lato-Unah is a budding multi-disciplinary artist, trained in the art of pottery, painting and performance art.

Her paintings celebrate women, frown upon female oppression and objectification and speak on social constructs. By breaking down her pieces into patterns and fragments of both color and monochrome, Jekein aims to tackle and break down the harshness of patriarchy that dominates the society.

Jekein’s work graces public and private art collections across Africa and she has been interviewd by the Humans of New York.

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From the Iya ilu to the gangan to the omele, the talking drum, once considered a taboo for women, has evolved from a traditional tool of communication reserved for men to a musical instrument and Nigerian women are putting the stereotype aside and projecting Nigeria to the world through music. Appreciation goes to the Ara’s and the Ibikunolwa Akinrinde’s who are breaking boundaries and living their dreams and have inspired young girls as becoming a drummer is no longer an unattainable dream for them. – – – – Breaking barriers, oil on canvas, 58 by 38 inches, 2018. – – – – – – – #artistsoninstagram #femaledrummers #breakingbarriers #oiloncanvas #nigerianartist #femaleartist #jekein #artoftheday

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albino raven. – #inspiration

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