Former Minister of Information and Communications, late Dora Akunyili’s daughter, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, has won the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 James Dicke Prize.
Crosby, 32, is a mixed-media artist.
The prestigious award “recognizes an artist younger than 50 who has produced a significant body of work and consistently demonstrates exceptional creativity,” Art News reports.
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According to reports, the award comes with a $25,000.
Congrats to Njideka! It’s so awesome to see Africans around the world living their dreams and excelling in fields they are passionate about