19-year-old Nigerian student becomes 1st African to have her work displayed in Cyprus museum

19-year-old Nigerian student becomes 1st African to have her work displayed in Cyprus museum

Nigeria might have been described as many different things by people, but one thing is sure, Nigerians are undoubtedly one of the most talented people in the world.

Many Nigerians leave the shores of the country to better themselves and they end up representing Africa well.

A 19-year-old Nigerian medical student, Emediong, has become the youngest artist as well as the first African to have her work displayed at the Cyprus Modern Art Museum which is also the largest museum in the Mediterranean region.

The excited young lady expressed her joy in an Instagram post as she further revealed that her painting is now in the possession of Forbes listed Cypriot businessman, Suat Günsel.

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19-year-old Nigerian student becomes 1st African to have her work displayed in Cyprus museum

Emediong with Cypriot businessman Suat Günsel Photo: @emilyuko / Instagram
Source: Instagram

The works at the iconic museum date as far back as 1940 and it is exciting to see that a young Nigerian’s artwork happens to be the first piece by an African at the museum.

Emediong explained in her social media post that she dedicates her painting to iconic faceless singer, Lagbaja, who was also the subject of her artwork. According to Emediong, he inspired a culture and created both war and peace with his passion.

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See Emediong’s post below:

Congratulations to her. This is indeed a commendable feat.

In other news, Legit.ng reported on a young Nigerian artist who went viral after showing his progress from 2014 till 2018.

Recently a gifted creative artist identified as Ayogu Kingsley (@ayogukingsley_) took to his Twitter page to show his fans how far he has come in his craft.

He shared photos of his work from 2014 alongside another work from 2018 and his audience were awed at the obvious improvement.

In his recent works the paintings look very realistic and can even be mistaken for photographs.

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