Artist Ruramai ‘Rudo’ Musekiwa’s is celebrating Women’s Month with a poster series called Sibahle, featuring phenomenal African women.
The Zimbabwe-born, Johannesburg-based artist has acknowledged both well-known and unsung heroines from the continent in her illustration work, including Lupita Nyong’o, Lebo Mashile and Winnie Madikizela Mandela. The growing movement, founded by Musekiwa, celebrates Africanism through the use of creative mediums. Sibahle, which means ‘we are beautiful’, uses African women at the helm of its vision.
‘The statement it seeks to make, is that our young girls can and should find inspiration right here, within the continent, within the context as people,’ Musekiwa explains in a press release. ‘Women are the pillars of our society and it is imperative that we pay homage to inspirational women that not only radiate authenticity and passion for their respective crafts, but also understand how their purpose is connected to others (Ubuntu)’
See all the women featured in Musekiwa’s Sibahle Poster Series in our gallery below
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