Coming from a new generation of African artists who have inherited a rich secular tradition, Késoued constantly reinvents her language, modernizing and adapting it to contemporary times.

Késoued represents a cultural mix and unique ideology. As such, she sometimes questions its meaning, revisiting the myths and beliefs. Her art, full of warmth and emotion, honors African traditions which she describes with great evocative power.

Késoued (Kéké Sourou Edwige is her real name) was born on the 13th day of March 1981 in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon. Her childhood was transformed by the discovery of the comic strips and illustrative arts, which she enjoyed reproducing in the form of drawings. Leaving home at 15, to live in Porto-Novo (Benin), she was exposed to the spectacle of traditional initiations and ancestral rites, which soon became major sources of inspiration.

Several training courses and encounters with artists from various artistic movements allowed her to find her own path and who continually propel her towards new horizons.