Woman Artist Breaks Molds in Conservative Northern Nigeria

July 23, 2020 08:52 AM
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A visual artist in Nigeria’s conservative northern region is on a mission to challenge some stereotypes about women. These include the notion that certain trades are for men only and that women who venture into them are bound to fail. The 25-year-old artist, Maryam Umar Maigida, told VOA Hausa she also uses her paintings to demand justice for victims of sexual violence. Haruna Shehu reports.

Videographer: Auwal Salihu