Former US First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Njideka Akunyili Crosby In Her Studio

Nigeria’s Njideka Akunyili Crosby was visited in her studio by former US First Lady, Michelle Obama.

Njideka is a Nigerian-born visual artist. She is also the daughter of the late Dora Akunyili, who was the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control. Njideka’s 2017 botanical painting, titled “Bush Babies”, sold for $3.4 million USD. Since then, there has been a spike in the value of her paintings.

The visit from Michelle Obama was shared on Instagram by Njideka’s equally famous sister, Chidiogo Akunyili Parr.

Sharing a photo of Ms Obama hugging Njideka, Chidiogo wrote:

So this just happened! Casual Saturday in the Akunyili Crosby family. When the Michelle Obama pays a visit to your studio! Me to my sister, “if it could come up, make sure to tell her about the book.”

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