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Monday, 28 November 2016

Dora Akunyili's daughter's painting sells for over $1m at auction

Daughter of former NAFDAC boss, Dora Akunyili, Njideka Akunyili Crosby beat her personal record last Thursday when she sold one of her paintings for almost $1.1 million at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

The painting named Drown (pictured above) which was done in 2012, was initially estimated to sell for $200,000 – $300,000 but was eventually sold for $1,092,500.


No fewer than 11 people made a bid for the painting and it was eventually sold to an anonymous bidder.

“Drown,”is  an intimate double portrait of the artist embracing her husband, Justin. Njideka's previous auction record was $93,750 when she sold her artwork named “Untitled” at Sotheby’s New York in September 2016.

30 comments:

GALORE said...

Better pikin.




@Galore

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Congrat my daughter. YOUR HEAVENLY MOTHER WHO IS DANCING IN HEAVEN BORN U well.so am not surprise because i know where u came from and who born u.CARRY GO MY DAUGHTER. YOU IBOS ARE THE BEST THE BEST TRIBE IN NIGERIA AM PROUD OF UNA PASS my own tribe.
































#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Congrat my daughter. YOUR HEAVENLY MOTHER WHO IS DANCING IN HEAVEN BORN U well.so am not surprise because i know where u came from and who born u.CARRY GO MY DAUGHTER. YOU IBOS ARE THE BEST THE BEST TRIBE IN NIGERIA AM PROUD OF UNA PASS my own tribe.
































#sad indeed

Juliet Iwuno said...

Chai! Her Mom didn't wait to enjoy the fruit of her Labour. Linda take note!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

WOW! Congrats to her

Ogenah Boris said...

Big cash mehn

livingstone chibuike said...

her mum must b smiling wherever she is now

Bonita Bislam said...

Late Prof Dora Akunyili remains my mortal shining heroine and model till eternity.May she continue to rest in peace

Uju Phil said...

Wow... Congratulations darling! ��

christie benjamin said...

Aww..congrats!

Ada bekee said...

Trail blazer...

Ibe Samuel said...

Sm pple are still dealing wit d dark tinz of d cosmos hia. Convert $1.1 million to naira and tell me it's REAL! Ojuelegwa strategy? Let d money out & b not afraid of EFCC coz it's already made! We grab shah.

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Abbiba Abbi said...

Nice

Sopulu said...

Big congrats

Odibe Blessing said...

Wow it's beautiful... Like mother like daughter, keep it up dear

Anonymous said...

dont let them use you as a mean of money laundering bcos feds will find out and you are in trouble...another means of going caught free by our selfish leaders, linda take note....

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wow! Congratulobia to her.

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Anonymous said...

Tomorrow now all these our Nigerian instagram celebrities that are trying a lot of things from writing baby food recipe and calling themselves "author" to "blogging" and the ones making jewelry line will now jump into drawing, hahahahaha.
Nigerians won't kill me.
Kudos my genius girl Njay Akunyili.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow now all these our Nigerian instagram celebrities that are trying a lot of things from writing baby food recipe and calling themselves "author" to "blogging" and the ones making jewelry line will now jump into drawing, hahahahaha.
Nigerians won't kill me.
Kudos my genius girl Njay Akunyili.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dats wat's up


...merited happiness

chijioke Peter said...

Congrat dear

TheRealAkon said...

Thank you Linda. This is inspiring. So proud!

Vivian Reginalds said...

nice
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Smatt Biodun Azeez said...

This is how children should bring honor to their Parents and Country. Oya, can we find any of our past and present Presidents whose child have achieved or brought honor to their parents.

Anonymous said...

Dorathy eeee! Where you dey oooo! Anyway na your spirit dey unload so. You live on in your daughter. We never see you finish. A lesson for all corrupt politicians in Nigeria, If you like send your kids to the most expensive school in the world, The apple never falls far from the tree, The evil that you sow will live after you. Kpomkwem. Dora's good seed de live after her.

Oladipo Michael said...

IMPRESSIVE !!!!

Fatola Israel said...

What's with the Ibo tribe again Ehnnnn??? You these Nigerians sef, Are there not people from Yoruba and Hausa that are not excelling overseas??? No you are blabbing about the Igbo tribe being the best. #IgnorantFools

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I don't want to die in silence, because if I speak out I believe and pray I will get help. After my shop and goods I bought with almost all my savings was raised down by fire some months back, I lost a lot and from that day onwards till today I have been struggling to stand on my feet again, It has not been easy coupled with the fact that my rent has expired for over a month and my landlord has given me two weeks to pay up or pack out. Pls I need help no amount is little as it will go a long way in paying up my rent. thank you. Francabrown13@yahoo.com

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