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In Own Image, series 2018

Sculpture, Material (plaster, groundnut shells, beads, plastic hair extensions, textile fabric, fruit, cowry shells, glass and Nigerian shilling coin, raffia)​

The sculpture project In Own Image is a series of hand gestures manifested as sculptures inspired by universal and Nigerian pidgin slangs as well as personal experiences and fictional characters.


The slangs and gestures ‘Waka!, Chop am!, Fuck you!, Fist of power and Surrender,’ were selected as gestures turned sculptures to project an exploration of the subjects; identity, memory, trauma, spirituality and displacement through this project.

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Discord Obscured (In Own Image), 2018,

Sculpture, Material (Plaster, Groundnut shells, Beads, Hair, Fabric)


A display of domestic violence takes centre stage while onlookers and commentators surround, watching in awe without intervention amidst the events that unfold before them. Unillusioned by the happenings of the day as some may have equally suffered in episodes of violence either inflicted or received. A veil of patriarchy hovers over the scene protecting the instigator, and without intervention and resolution to draws of blows and sentiments of momentary hatred, both opponents are defeated in their tussle, until Akobi intervenes.


 To access individual bodies of   work, hover over the respective   section. Example: Hover over the   INSTALLATION section for   access to PRESSURE | 2021

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