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Obehi Janice

Obehi Janice’s work speaks to her ethos: a combination of painful (and joyous) honesty and comedic relief. A proud Lowell, Massachusetts native, born to Nigerian immigrant parents, Obehi grew up “hyper[-]aware of being a Nigerian girl.” She has since learned to trust her inner power and her faith in guiding her work. While Obehi is intentional in her politicization of the personal and fiercely embracing of her Blackness, her work’s focus is on creating meaningful representations that are honest to herself as an individual, and on “simply thriving” as an artist.

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