Kabiyesi Oba Obama (Unquestionable King Obama)
O Yemi Tubi (MOYAT)
Get in touch The title of this painting is in Yoruba Language – KABIYESI OBA OBAMA (Unquestionable King Obama). Many people who have been following American p...
The title of this painting is in Yoruba Language – KABIYESI OBA OBAMA (Unquestionable King Obama). Many people who have been following American politics for the past 5 years will be familiar with “Mr MMB – the Motor-Mouth-Billionaire”, Mr Donald Trump, and his relentless ranting against President Obama. He is the one that dared to question President Obama’s American Citizenship. In an absolute monarchy government, in which Oba (the King) is revered as second to God or gods, nobody dares to question Oba regardless of your wealth or your position in the community. Whoever dares to question the “Unquestionable King” may have to pay for it with his own life. It is this scenario that I painted.
Taking President Obama to his African heritage, I chose to paint him with the Regalia of a Yoruba King. Oba Obama is holding his staff of office with his right hand which is close to the mouth of the fox on the left side of the painting. This means that Oba Obama uses his staff of authority to seal off the barking mouth of Fox TV which was used for anti-Obama campaign.
On the right side of the painting is the Mr MMB – Donald Trump on his kneels pleading with Oba Obama for his life. Between him and Oba Obama is chest of dollars that he is offering in exchange for his life. Behind him is the execution axe resting on wooden execution block; ready to swing into action at the command of Oba Obama. In the middle of the chained Fox TV and Donald Trump is Oba Obama, standing and smiling majestically; acknowledging the accolade and adulation of the crowds that are also shouting “Off with his head.”Get in touch