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Would you call this artist a feminist?

Nneji working in her studio
There’s a quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich that states: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

Obviously Anthonia Nneji, a young female artist who left school in 2015, is trying to embrace this statement. She has been posting suggestive pictures on her Facebook wall while painting in her studio.

One cannot say if it is a strategy to promote her works in a male dominated profession. Call her bold, fearless, beautiful, or powerful. Her boldness shows that she is proud of her body as a woman. The five-years old visual artist studied Creative Arts at the University of Lagos.

In her studio she celebrations womanhood…she chooses to be defined by her courage, bravery and decisions to flaunt what she has instead of being confined by “appropriateness.”

She lights up her studio with her magnetic energy. “Even typhoid cannot stop me from painting,” she wrote on her Facebook wall after completing a piece. Women are the subject in her painting. Red and yellow are the two common colours in her work.

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