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Meet Emediong Udnak Udo – the Artist behind the First African Piece to ever grace the walls of Cyprus Modern Art Museum.

19-yr-old Nigerian medical student, Emediong  Udnak Udo recently became the youngest artist in the world and first African, to ever have her work grace the walls of the Cyprus Museum (Owned by Forbes-listed billionaire business Dr. Suat Günsel) !

Emediong Uduak Uko, who’s currently studying in the Near East University of Cyprus said she dedicated the paint to the legendary Nigerian musician, Lagbaja and in an instagram post, she shared on “I’m pleased to announce to the general public that my artwork is now a part of the vast collection of the Cyprus Modern Art Museum! This is the largest museum in the Mediterranean region. My work is now in the possession of the owner of my university- Forbes listed Cypriot Businessman, Suat Günsel.”

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I’m pleased to announce to the general public that my artwork is now a part of the vast collection of the Cyprus Modern Art Museum! 😁This is the largest museum in the Mediterranean region. My work is now in the possession of the owner of my university- Forbes listed Cypriot Businessman, Suat Günsel. Apparently, I am the youngest and only African Art piece in the entire museum with works dating as far back as 1940. Somebody pinch me! More importantly, this painting is dedicated to none other than the legendary Nigerian musician and political activist himself, Lagbaja. @officiallagbaja . I decided if I’m going to put a timeless piece in the walls of a foreign land, it should be about the ones back home. Sir, if you’re reading this, know that you’ve inspired a culture. You’ve created both war & peace with your passion and creativity and that is everything I stand for. This is the least I could do to show appreciation. I’d like to thank God and his Spirit that makes things possible through me- He placed me here. The fact that my art value has gone up more than 10x by reason of this event is still mind blowing. To all the curators and friends who kept this huge announcement on the dl and pumped me with endless support, I love you. Sir Eric ‘Dollar’ Ikpe @official.ericdollar & Sir Umoh @official_umoh – I’m eternally grateful for masterminds like you. [60:3] forever. GOD IS THE GREATEST. 📸: all photo credit goes to the one & only photography coverage with the creative eye @breaktheeyes Sidebar: you can check out my work in their official website if you’re curious. 😁 Signed Picasso The Lady

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This is a giant step for African Art in Europe and we’re so proud and #InspiredbyHer!

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