Award-winning versatile rapper, Okyeame Kwame has got us applauding his wild sense of creativity in an artistry done on his Instagram profile recently.
In what appears a well-thought-out aesthetics, he has collaged a set of photos into an image of a royal African setting.
The final product displays a scene of a lively sitting of a Queen mother flanked by guards, attended to by palace lads and maids, and graced by the rapper who apparently assumes his position as linguist.
The presence of rich Pan-African artifacts; the ‘fontomfrom’, the Adinkra symbols plated in gold, the expensive clothing (paralleled with Western outfits), exposes a rich, enviable African heritage.
The concept is also an illustration of the matrilineal system of the Akan tradition where authority is vested in the Queen. Here, there is a perfect representation of the indispensability of the woman in our everyday life. She is positioned as a central pivot of any institution.
This panorama is a composite of cut-out parts of a photo, reassembled in series on the instagram page. The art, apart from communicating the beauty of the African tradition speaks of Okyeame as an artiste inspiring creative difference in the most unpredictable way.