Nigeria’s ‘social satirist’ fights injustice with art
08 April 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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