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Aboudia, whose real name Aboudia Abdoulaye Diarrassouba was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast 1983. 

After he graduated from the Technical Center of Applied Arts in Abidjan in 2005, with a degree in Mural Arts, Aboudia witnessed the armed conflict in 2011 and in particular the battle of Abidjan.

“My work is similar to that of a journalist writing an article: I was simply describing a situation, in order to create a record of my country’s recent history,” claims Aboudia “I’m an ambassador of the children—they do writings on the walls, their wishes, their fears, I’m doing the same on my canvas. I’m like a megaphone for these children.” 

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