Sungi Mlengeya is a Tanzanian self-taught artist. She works primarily in the acrylic medium on canvas creating paintings that are free, minimalist and with a curious use of negative space. The works consist of dark figures in minimal shades of black and browns against perfectly
white backgrounds with topics varying widely from self-discovery to empowerment, but common themes in her work are centred around women, specifically black women. She shades a light on their stories; their journeys, struggles, accomplishments and relationships with their immediate societies, her stories included.