My name is Moussa Issarou (alias Moses), a Cameroonian painter born on January 24, 1995, in Maroua. Being the last born of a sibling of twelve children, I had the chance to observe how my elders were doing (through sewing, shoemaking, etc.). And from a very young age, my dad pushed me to artistic creation (drawing, screen printing, calligraphy). Who promised me to enroll in an art school (something that did not exist in my city). After my secondary studies sanctioned by a Baccalaureate A4 Spanish in 2015, I enrolled in French Modern Letters and then in Plastic Arts. My passion for artistic practice led me to interrupt my studies to work in a screen-printing workshop and then decide to pursue a career in painting.
In my impregnation, I had the opportunity to rub shoulders with elders who introduced me to the world of visual arts. Hence my participation in the Yelwata Maroua Festival 2017. The exhibition at the 2020 Cultural Return, and also at the International Visual Art Colloquium “Arts and Emergence in Africa” where I was awarded first. In June 2021, I was the regional winner of the Young Hopes Competition. Organized by Doual’Art and I benefited from an exhibition on the premises of Doual’Art at the same time. Initiated by the visual artist Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou, the VISION exhibition was the last artistic encounter in which I participated on the premises of the Regional Delegation of Arts and Culture of the Far North in July 2021.