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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dora Akunyili’s Daughter Njideka Wins 2017 MacArthur Genius ($625,000) Award



Former NAFDAC Boss,Late Dora Akunyili's Daughter Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a visual artist whose works on paper combine collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, and photo transfers has been announced as one of the recipient’s of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship/genius grant alongside 23 others.




MacArthur Fellowships are bestowed upon “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction". This year’s fellows include musicians, historians, authors, artists, designers, scientists, a journalist, and human rights strategist.

The fellowship is a $625,000 unrestricted award.



Finally!!!....Congrats Njideka!

Is that money for one person or they all get to share it`?


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    1. Wow!
      Congratulobia to her.

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  2. Good job girllllllllll!

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  3. Wow! Big congrats. Your mama will be proud of you.
    Off topic...i noticed that most intelligent and enlightened and possibly ladies who have access to luxurious living don't bleach their skin. They maintain their melanin complexion. Case study from different sources. Nice one there.

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    1. That's not true .. I sell lightening and whitening products and my consumers are actually the high end luxury women who live in places like banana island, vgc and other posh areas. If you sell creams you will know. That's if you sell top quality priests and not the regular 15000 naira for 5 items in a set kind of people. My set of 8 items go for 100k, which is my minimum fee. I have alot higher than that. So you see, my products are directed at a certain group of people who are those you talked about.

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    2. Your right actually,most intelligent and career oriented ladies dnt bleach their skin

      LEP😛

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    3. Annoy 10:58, she said intelligent and enlightened not posh people living in banana island

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    4. Many Nigerians do not know the difference between enlightened and supposedly posh as you can see.

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    5. Lol!
      @anonymous10:54 your shade! I got it.


      Congratulations baby girl! You deserve it!
      Your mama will be so proud of you!

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    6. Real educated, enlightened and intelligent girls do not fall in the categories of posh and slay mamas and yes it's true they do not bleach cus they do not suffer from low self esteem

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    7. Anon 10.54, she said intelligent, enlightened ladies not all those fake and vain women you mentioned.

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  4. The money is for 1 person, each person to that that said amount

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  5. Congrats to her! Stella I think it's shared.

    It's very important to put intelligent children in the right environment to give the right opportunities to shine. I know very talented artists in Nigeria who are by the roadside. The other day I looked at a painting I bought in Uni. I hung it in my room and packed it back to Lagos when I graduated. I was surprised my mum still hung it conspicuously at home. Very beautifully illustrated on canvas, and a lovely wooden 16 by 20" frame. In most parts of the world that thing would have sold for much much more. But, I got it for just 7k about 9 years ago - about $45 at the time. I started thinking of how much we underpay talented artist in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Cos that guy might not even remember that paint job when he sees it.

    Yet.....See how they are being encouraged in other parts of the world.

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    1. Because arts and literature doesn't get appreciated in this part of the world.

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  6. Woow that money is plenty oooh. Congrates girl.

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  7. Congrats 😤 girl
    Like momma like daughter

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  8. Well done girl, Art is more appreciated in the western world hence they five it it's due attention as compared to Africa.

    She got the right education for her talent and that is why is succeeding today.
    She's one lucky girl


    LEP😛

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    1. I think she's more than lucky. She is greatly blessed. Her mother was genuinely the best, out of the rigging lot.
      A lioness gives birth to a lioness.

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  9. You're right @ Chikito. Talent and the right environment brings out the ingenuity in a child. Most peole (particularly in sub-Saharan Africa) choke on their talents because of the absence of an enabling environment.
    Congrats to her. That price is huge.

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  10. Congrats to her. She's a chip off the old block.

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  11. Congratulations!
    Wow!She is so talented.

    Oh Lordie!Why do I have half a head?

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