Nigerian Sculptor Creates Hyper-Realistic Prostheses for Black Amputees – Atlanta Black Star

John Amanam has no formal training in prosthesis-making but studied sculpting as an art student. Photo: Reuters / video screenshot)

A Nigerian sculptor is out to boost the confidence of Black amputees, one prosthesis at a time.

John Amanam‘s creations are not your ordinary prostheses, however. His innovative designs offer a hyper-realistic, natural feel. They’re also dark in color, making them a perfect match for Black folks who’ve lost their limbs.

Before now, the fake limbs available across Nigeria had been largely white and made from materials like wood, according to Reuters. That’s why local student Michael Sunday was pleasantly surprised when his new glove-like, silicone hand fit like a charm.

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