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The artwork is another wonderful expression of Sokari’s bivalent perspective. Two typical Kalabari figures, dressed in the traditional way, are dancing fervently on oil barrels. The joy and enthusiasm they communicate are proportional to the socio-political statements Douglas Camp highlights: issues of toxic waste and oil profits in Niger Delta. As often happens in Sokari’s works, the strong social denounce is not devoid of irony and playfulness. The result is peculiar, the message clear and balanced at the same time. A remarkable piece of art by one of the most exuberant voices of Contemporary Art.