Late Dora Akunyili must be so proud of her daughters who are currently making waves across the globe.
Chidiogo Akunyili Parr, the daughter of the late former Director General of NAFDAC, graced the streets of LA in a painting done by renowned visual artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
The artist, Njideka Akunyili Crosby is also Dora Akunyili’s daughter. Her highest-selling artwork is a painting titled Bush Babies which recently sold for $3.4 million.
Sharing the photo, Chidiogo told the story behind it. 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.