Artist joins Nigeria's 'cultural explosion'
"Njideka Akunyili started college planning to be a doctor, but left as an artist and is now billed as one of New York's most promising new talents. The 29-year-old Nigerian-born artist has just completed a year-long residence with the prestigious Studio Harlem in New York. All five of her works sold in the first half hour of this year's Art Basel, the world's top fair for modern and contemporary art and African style magazine Arise described her as "fast becoming the art world's newest star."
Akunyili was born and brought up in the small town of New Haven in Enugu, Nigeria, and moved to the United States for college at the age of 16. Her work, a combination of drawing, painting, printmaking and collage, combines Nigerian and American culture." - CNN
5 Umezebi Street, New Haven, Enugu"
The Thing Around My Neck" "Nwantinti"
"I Refuse To Be Invisible"