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O Yemi your paintings make me cry.

O Yemi Tubi, please keep painting and keep expressing your truth.....the world needs to pay attention and to change. I am so impressed with your vision and your way of showing us the truth through your paintings. Thank you for sharing this on the UK gallery.

Sylvia Evans. Sorry that this painting makes you cry. That is what the painting is about. To evoke emotion and change. Situation in some African nations is so sad. The continent so rich and many of Africans are depravedly poor.

Nancy Farrar Coughlin, Thank you for your comment and your words of encouragement are highly appreciated.

I've come across a lot of poverty as well as richness during my travel in Africa. This divide shocks me and I ask myself, how can it be?

Posted on Mon 10 Jul 20:54:23
Hang on Studio Wall
03/08/2016
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African’t: (Africans can’t say `no’ to Exploitation) Africa is the second largest continent and the richest in the world in natural resources. Despite her riches, her people are the most abused and misused people in the world. They were the subject of slavery and after the abolition of slave trade, Europeans continued to enslave Africans. They colonised most of the continent, oppressing and killing Africans while looting their natural wealth. African nations are yet to be completely free; their economy and government are being controlled by their former colonial masters. In recent years, China joined the United States and the Europeans in further exploitation of Africans. Chinese are now taking over African businesses and markets; flooding African markets with their cheap products making it difficult for locally produced African products to compete with cheap Chinese imports. Many corrupt African leaders aid wanton exploitation of African mineral resources for selfish personal gains, r

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O Yemi Tubi

Olabamiji Yemi Tubi, commonly known as O Yemi Tubi and also known in the art world as MOYAT was born in 1955 in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. His BFA Degree was obtained from Valdosta State College, Valdosta Georgia USA where he majored in Graphic Design. He was awarded Art Scholarship…

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