Dom Nicolau, prince of Kongo (c. 1830-1860) is perhaps the earliest African leader who wrote publicly to protest colonial influences. Nicolau, or Nicolas, protested against Portuguese commercial and political activity and military expansion by publishing a letter in a Portuguese newspaper in Lisbon. Problematic colonialist undertones though.
Tamara Natalie Madden is a Jamaican born painter and mixed-media artist. Madden’s paintings are allegories that seek to heighten and empower the everyday people of the African diaspora. Madden’s influences are varied. She is highly inspired by people from various cultures around the world, but chooses to paint imagery that represent the people of the African diaspora.
Bridgette Motsepe Radebe, BA (Pol Sc & Socio) is a South African businesswoman and the older sister of South African billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe. Radebe is the President of the South African Mining Development Assoc She is also the member of the New Africa Mining Fund.
Hapi IV – King of Bana (Cameroon). Because one often thinks of african royalty as somehow less regal, but the patterns and colors in this way express their own royalty. It has the quality of a fever dream.