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Nigeria’s ‘social satirist’ fights injustice with art

By AFP
08 Apr 2021   |   6:46 am   |  
When in 2019 Nigerian painter Julius Agbaje depicted President Muhammadu Buhari as the Joker, he never imagined that a year later his portrait would become a symbol of youth protest. With the tip of his brush in his tiny studio in the popular Alimosho district of Lagos, the 28-year-old artist challenges Nigeria's institutions in order to fight social injustices.


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