Dudus Mengo Series

Osborne Macharia
2017
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Osborne Macharia is an up-and-coming artist. His Africa art is a fantastical exploration of Kenyan society and history, using images of imagined characters and stories. This piece, Dudus, is part of his ‘Mengo’ collection which is a saga depicting a fight-club that is aimed specifically at little people. It is part of an effort made by Macharia to challenge the stigma faced by little people in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. He wanted to move away from the stereotypical images of disability and pity, and instead show them in a powerful and empowering light.