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Dora Akunyili’s Daughter Njideka Crosby Wins Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2014 James Dicke Prize




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.

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 🙂

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  1. AA

    November 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

    awwwww!!!!!!……..Congrats !!…….Your mum will definitely be proud of you!…

  2. @edDREAMZ

    November 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Congrat sweet heart….

  3. Fols

    November 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Hmm…the girl has been hot since QC…she and all her sisters! gifted girl from a gifted family.

  4. Adaeze Writes

    November 28, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Congrats Crosby!

  5. Charming

    November 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    @ Adaeze LOL!!!! Crosby is not her name oo. Read

  6. Charming

    November 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    oppps!!!!!it is her name. @me LOL

  7. meelikey

    November 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    A family of excellence,Congratulations!

  8. chinny

    November 28, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Congratulations Njideka

  9. Tosin

    November 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Nji! Nwanne! Go girl!

  10. +Rare Gem+

    November 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Congrats Njideka! Greater heights ahead~

  11. kk

    November 28, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Congrats Njideka!!!!! xoxo.

  12. Ada

    November 28, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats Nji!!! We are very proud of you!!!

  13. jaguarnana

    November 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    very impressed… love the name njideka

  14. chi-e-z

    November 28, 2014 at 11:29 pm


  15. Mz Socially Awkward...

    November 29, 2014 at 4:46 am

    That’s great for her and we certainly are proud to hear of it. 🙂

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