This is the story of 3 Hausa herbal men and animal charmers from the Northern State of Katsina in Nigeria, turned stylish protectors of the forest.

The wild animals they once domesticated and used as domestic pets (a tradition passes down from their ancestors) are now expert trackers. Now both man and beast roam the forests at night seeking out illegal firewood harvesters while protecting indigenous flora.

Little is know about them till now…

Osborne Macharia is a self-taught photographer and visual artist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and based in Vancouver, Canada.

His style of photography fall within the genre of Afrofuturism, which he describes as;

© An artistic repurpose of the post-colonial African narrative through integrating historical elements, present culture and future aspirations of people of colour by using Narrative, Fantasy and Fiction to re-imagine a New Africa.

Governed by 2 key elements being Cultural Identity and Fiction it creates a powerful platform to convey important messages on topics such as Equality, Inclusion, Representation, Gender Abuse, Ivory Poaching, FGM, Albinism, Dwarfism, Conservation and Care for the Elderly


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