Drawing Peace

Solomon Muyundo

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Event: Nairobi Peace Talks 2015
Location: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Date: 12/11/2015

Solo 7 grew up in the district of Kibera and began spreading messages of peace with little more than a piece of charcoal. In this video he tells how violence following the Kenyan elections in 2007 inspired him to begin working towards peace in his community.

Tags: Africa,  Art,  Community,  Culture,  Graffiti,  Kenya,  Kibeira,  Peace

Solomon Muyundo

Artist and peace campaigner

Solomon, better known as “Solo 7,” is a grassroots artist from Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. During the 2008 post-election violence he started to paint murals delivering messages of peace in public spaces. Solomon estimates that he's painted his street art in more than 4000 locations around Kibera on bridges, fences, buildings. He chooses to go by the moniker “Solo 7” because the number 7 is a very special one for him: he was born in 1977 July 7 and he is the 7th sibling in his family. Both his names have 7 letters each.