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Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr’s Face Graces The Streets Of Los Angeles In A Painting Done By Her Sister, Njideka Akunyili Crosby

   

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The former Director General of NAFDAC, late Dora Akunyili must be so proud of her daughters who are currently making waves across the globe. Chidiogo Akunyili-Parr’s face is currently gracing the streets of Los Angeles,in a painting done by her sister,  Njideka Akunyili Crosby.

Chidiogo is a writer, philanthropist and the founder of She ROARs (Reimagining Our Africa Rising)-a pan-African platform empowering women across Africa to make use their full potential while Njideka is a renowned visual artist, whose highest-selling artwork, Bush Babies, sold for $3.4 million.

On her Instagram page, Chidiogo shared the backstory of the picture.

She wrote,

I remember the day I posed for this picture that would become a painting that would grace the streets of LA.
My visa to Germany had been rejected. When I had pushed to understand why, I had received an apologetic explanation from a kind officer on how they couldn’t understand why a Nigerian woman as myself wanted to learn German.

I was stuck in limbo in between my dream and my reality, uncertain of my next steps, frustrated with life, filled with resentment and judgement.
And out of that summer came this painting.
I suppose it’s my very own compass to always remember that there is only so much we can see from the bottom of the tree. The view is always changing if we can allow it.

#njidekaakunyilicrosby #perspective#changeisconstant #mocalosangeles

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I remember the day I posed for this picture that would become a painting that would grace the streets of LA. My visa to Germany had been rejected. When I had pushed to understand why, I had received an apologetic explanation from a kind officer on how they couldn’t understand why a Nigerian woman as myself wanted to learn German. I was stuck in limbo in between my dream and my reality, uncertain of my next steps, frustrated with life, filled with resentment and judgement. And out of that summer came this painting. I suppose it’s my very own compass to always remember that there is only so much we can see from the bottom of the tree. The view is always changing if we can allow it. #njidekaakunyilicrosby #perspective #changeisconstant #mocalosangeles

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