Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby makes Nigeria proud

Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby is making Nigeria proud on the International Art scene. Her art work “Drown” soared to sell for $1,092,500, over three times the high-estimate ($200,000-$300,000), in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale held last week in New York.

Njideka who is the daughter of the late Dr Dora Akunyili was born in Enugu in 1983, she moved to the U.S. at the age of 16 and has since carved a niche as an afropolitan artist.

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