Milwaukee Bucksí Luc Richard Mbah a Moute loves his Milwaukee
neighborhood. Itís close to downtown and work and the always
interesting Brady Street. "I like to walk to the lake when itís
nice or jog there, too," he says.
condo, the lounge area between the living room and kitchen is where
Mbah a Moute and friends chill. When his motherís in town, itís
the landing spot for favorite dishes from his native Cameroon.
M: Do you use
LRMM: It depends
on if my mother is here. If she is here, itís in use 24-7.
M: How does this
space reflect who you are?
LRMM: I love
African art. I have a mixture of modern and African art. The elephants
and the boat are made of ebony, a very precious wood in Africa. I have
African masks and statues also made out of ebony.
M: If your twin
brother, Emmanuel Bidias, lived here, what would the space look like?
probably would have had everything as simple as possible. Lots of
steel, more modern. Iím a more fashion-forward, arty person.
M: How does your
home compare to that of other Bucksí players?
LRMM: Mine is
just very different in the way I put stuff together. I have a lot of
pieces you wouldnít find at other peopleís houses. Itís unique
in its own way with the mixture of different art: African, European,
French and American.