Neequaye Dreph Dsane is transforming city walls with his latest series ‘You Are Enough’


London-based Ghanaian street artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane is revamping the city walls with his latest creative series ‘You Are Enough’. The sick collection showcases large paintings depicting women of African and Caribbean heritage from London.

Dreph will paint a total of 10 paintings across the capital and has just completed his 6th wall located in Shorditch.

The sixth subject for my ‘You Are Enough’ series is Myvanwy Evans @Myvanwys who I met through my cousin @Uncle_Kof, and subsequently realised that we had many mutual friends. Myvanwy was raised in the 80’s pre gentrification of working class Shoreditch. Incidentally she went to Uni a stones throw from where this mural was painted. She runs the cultural marketing agency Louder Than Words @ltwltd who engage international talent, communities and young people on high profile media campaigns for clients such as Tate, MTV and Mayor of London. Myvanwy was raised in a socialist family of political activists, which she says has influenced the focus of her work to raise the visibility of important youth and community programmes that positively impact lives. She also mentors young people, helping to steer their careers and individual life journeys. Her view is that if everyone mentored one young person there would be dramatically lower incidents of youth suicide and knife crime. What many that know Myvanwy are unaware of is that she is a trained fine artist, photographer and illustrator. These passions run deep, and her vision for the future is to dedicate more time to her art practice. #portraiture #portrait #art #melanin #painting #blackgirlmagic #afropunk #afropunklondon #naturalhair #streetphotography #printmaking #mentoring #portraitpainting #youarenough #rememberhome @biggerthanus_

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Other paintings in the series so far include Penge, Tottenham and Croydon.  

The 5th subject of my ‘You Are Enough’ series is my mentee @Fungizzleartist. Fungai was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the UK in 2007, following her adoption by her sister and brother-in-law after the tragic loss of her mother in 2000. She is the last born of 6 children from a blended family. She received her Fine Art degree from Havering College where she now works as a Printmaking technician, she also works at Art Fairs and facilitates community print workshops particularly, for young children. She is in an experimental phase with her Art practice, focusing on being expressive through the use of different materials & looks forward to seeing where the journey takes her. Although she misses her homeland she doesn’t take for granted the position she finds herself in and dreams of opening a Print Studio back home in the future. The Bronze crochet top worn by Fungai was formerly her Mothers back in the 70’s. For her it signifies, strength, confidence and inner peace. #portraiture #portrait #art #melanin #painting #blackgirlmagic #afropunk #afropunklondon #naturalhair #streetphotography #Zimbabwe #printmaking #mentoring # #portraitpainting #youarenough #rememberhome @biggerthanus_

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