Njideka Akunyili Crosby: The Chimamanda of the art world

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is an apt description for Njideka Akunyili-Crosby daughter of the revered and well respected Dora Akunyili who served as the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Minister of Information and Communications from 2008 to 2010 was also pharmacist and governmental administrator who gained international recognition and won several awards for her work in pharmacology, public health and human rights.

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Njideka receiving The 2016 Prix Canson® Award

Njideka is an artist whose works have gained her recognition from art lovers all over the world. She has been featured in prestigious publications like The Guardian, CNN, Huffington Post, New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and most recently, The Economist.

Here’s how The Economist describes her “Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a young artist based in Los Angeles, is currently the talk of the art world. Dozens of wealthy collectors want to buy her latest works.” For an artist who works mostly with paper, her artworks have also been described as “luminous interiors teeming with eye-catching collage elements that offset delicately painted figures—while political, are very much about her day-to-day life.” See some of her works below:

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