Ekene Emeka-Maduka (b. 1996) was raised in Kano, Nigeria, before moving to Canada as a student. She now lives and works in Winnipeg. While primarily a painter, upon close inspection many of Maduka's works include mixed-media elements, such as vibrant wax-printed fabrics, which call to her Nigerian heritage. Maduka largely works with her own image, often modifying it to create multiple characters within one composition. While the figures are repeated versions of herself, they each assume their own persona, drawing attention to the performativity of identity.