Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres

ZAMBIAN female artist Nukwase Yosa, on Thursday evening, hosted a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres with support from Musa Dudhia and Co., dedicating it to all women of colour.

Nukwase who is no stranger to the arts was also part of the prestigious African Inspirations Art Exhibition, which run for nine (9) days showing body works from 24 other local artists, at the Lusaka Golf Club early November.

“This is my first solo exhibition and it addresses a number of pertinent issues including the unrealistic standards that African women are expected to live up, all in the name of upholding culture and tradition. It’s basically a call on open-minded people that want to break free from a patriarchal and sometimes colonial system that affects ALL of us. Men and women alike”, adding it was through her work that she tries to change people’s perceptions about our society.

Legal firm Musa Dudhia and Co., provided the much-needed support for the exhibition, while Rooney’s, provided cocktail furniture.

Meanwhile, guests were entertained by Singer and performer Taehr Nanavat playing soul and afro-funk cover songs, giving the event a vibrant touch and conversation starter, while ‘Roots Astray’ duo Maya and Chipo gave an interpretive dance inspired by the theme of the exhibition.

The event was successfully attended by fellow artists, members of the public, notable lawyers and judges, as well as members of the National Arts Council and its affiliate organisations that also included past and present members of the Henry Tayali – Visual Arts Centre.

 

Guests discuss the ‘Builder of the Nation’ piece after taking a picture on their mobile phone
Guests discuss the ‘Builder of the Nation’ piece after taking a picture on their mobile phone
Adrian Chipinde, Director - National Arts Council chatting with Mulenga Mulenga during the exhibition night
Adrian Chipinde, Director – National Arts Council chatting with Mulenga Mulenga during the exhibition night
Jessie Chisi center with her husband far right, chats with Samba Yonga, at the one night only solo exhibition.
Jessie Chisi center with her husband far right, chats with Samba Yonga, at the one night only solo exhibition.
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
Guests at a solo art exhibition themed “The Gate Keepers of Morality”, at the ALN Building in Longacres
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  1. I find such events discriminatory for women like my wlfe who is whlte. She has done more for Zambia than all those women in attendance combined. But she wouldn’t be able to attend such an event because she is not black . Black women need to work on yourselves. You have to love yourselves before someone else can love you.

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    • hey chief, If she finds this discriminatory then she’s not even confident as a white person. Maybe its because of her class. Hilary many other prominent successful white women have attended a lot of such functions to empower women of colour in the USA and there were also white women at this function.

      Sorry Yama. tule upa bwino not ati musungu. Lol

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    • A one-off event will hv little or no impact. We need a topic in the education system to explain the history of injustice and discrimination against dark-skinned people. We can the set examination questions every year. You are not going eradicate hundreds of years of discrimination in one day.

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  2. The guests are great! I can’t see a single woman with human hair of other races. I hope they also don’t have slave names

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  3. Whats women of colour anyway. All these funny semantics are just there to joke with us. Whats the meaning in all this in all fairness. Women of colour – we are blacks people, negros niggas, caffers and all that nonsense or jazz. We are clearly not proud of our colour and thats why women themselves are the worst culprits with borrowed hairs and plastics for their hair extensions. Bought nails, eyelashes, painted eye brows, painted nails, painted toes. We are just id.ots thats all.
    Disaster!!!!

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  4. And I have not read what she said about being proud in our black skin! It has become a great challenge to find authentic beauty among our women.So many borrowed additions;bleached skin,other races hair or plastic extensions,attached finger nails and eye lashes,painted lips, borrowed English accents..etc.One wonders where their pride is!!

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  5. This colour seems to be painful to some people!
    Why do they address you as people of colour anyway?
    Is it because you come in different shades of black?
    The fact that you are organizing all these events to overcome your inferiority complex means you have a problem already and the problem is a mindset problem! You are just confirming the Racism narrative about black! Going by what the black man has achieved in the world of progress, you can’t be blamed to conclude that the black person is backward and a self hater! All blacks who achieved something worth admiring did it in the environment of the White person! This blackness seems to be in the mind also! It’s a terminal gene! All that the black man boasts of was made by the white guy. The vehicle he drives, the clothes he wears, the…

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    • You need to go to school because you clearly went to school to be brainwashed. All that the black man boasts of was made by the white guy???? That is what your inferiority complex makes you think. Who made the stuff you are talking about? Noone race. Clothes were not invented by the white man and I wont make it easy for you by narrating their history. Just go back to school.
      Where do you come up with the ignoramus filled statement that All blacks who achieved something worth admiring did it in the environment of the White person!!! Ati kupusa iwe muntu. Who is in whose environment on our earth?

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  6. “GATE KEEPERS OF MORALITY” sounds like a book title or you have ideas which can feed into this title. The pictures we have seen are not telling the whole story, kindly write a book or a pamphlet to start with so that we appreciate what you have.

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  7. I detest the term “person of color” and I’ve had debates with people and put them in their place. person of color, and a muzungu isn’t a person of color because?

    please don’t turn this into a misogynistic thread. we can agree to disagree without putting each other down. I am really troubled at how hard we come down on our women with attacks about their looks and what they choose to wear.

    we stand to miss the bigger substance if we focus on the surface. I am not a woman, but I know that it’s not easy being a woman, so please cut them some slack

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