Little-known Mombasa artist holds maiden solo exhibition

Musah Mwakelemu may not be a very well known Kenyan artist. PHOTO| WACHIRA MWANGI

What you need to know:

  • Mwakelemu was born and raised in Mombasa before moving to Nairobi for his undergraduate studies in commerce and law.
  • In Nairobi, the self-taught contemporary artist polished his skills with the help of renowned painter and artist, Patrick Mukabi, at Dust Depo Studio.
  • As a university student, he also painted T-shirts, perfecting his fabric art, which he sold to fellow students.

Musah Mwakelemu may not be a very well known Kenyan artist. He has been on the art scene for only two years, occasionally holding joint exhibitions with other artists.

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