This painting (acrylic on strawboard) portrays three women from the Sub-Saharan Fulani tribe, in their vibrant regalia, en route to distribute the day's yield of milk and cheeses produced from their cattle. Their tribe is distinguished by its nomadic lifestyle, with numerous hay-huts scattered across Nigeria. One of the defining characteristics of the Fulani people is their strong sense of community, evident in their custom of never walking alone and always undertaking ‘work and walk’ collectively.
Lawal Ibrahim Ajani is an Afri-Nigerian visual artist, poet, painter, freelancer, and a student of English and Literary Studies at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is the Creative Director of HIGallery. He has short stories, poems and painting photographs published in Paper Lanterns Journal, Wheelsong Anthology, CỌ́NSCÌÒ Magazines, The Quills, WSA Magazine, NSPP 2022 Anthology, Fitrah Review, Feral Journal and elsewhere. He loves nature and many little things that make senses in his mug and milieu. His handle is @Hajani_Hibard across all social media.