Maaku Jacob

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About

Maaku Jacob  is a  25-year old Nigerian artist, with a social focus  and a Contemporary African approach to his artwork. From a traditional  Protestant military family in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, Jacob developed a  sense for art and poetry since his early years in Elementary School. He  was the colleague to write the love letters on behalf of his friends,  with poetry and heart. Visual arts was always a passion and Jacob was  able to acquire influences by major Contemporary artists, as the  American 80’s sweetheart, Basquiat. Other major mentor of Jacob’s work  was the Afrobeat creator and Nigerian revolutionary of the 70’s, Fela  Kuti. And also Sato Oki, JACOB is one of OLUWA JEALOUS’ founders.