Nigerian Princesses 

My recent work has drawn on inspiration from West Africa, specifically Nigeria. 

I used bright and eye catching shades of green with splatter and blending techniques in this piece, at first as a statement, then later as a background for what became a foreground of female figures.

Acrylic on canvas art African women known as Naija Princesses
Naija Princesses by Stephanie Konu

The female figures are representations of Nigerian Princesses  (aka Naija Princesses) that stand tall and show strength through their diversity and also through their poses. 

It is no accident that each figure has a unique hairstyle. The topic of hair in the African and Black community is a never ending one, and I believe it is important that the conversation contributes to a positive self image for younger generations of black women. -Stephanie Konu: Artist 

Thanks for reading, 

-S

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