Nigerian 19 year Old medical student Emediong Uduak Uko in cyprus has made history as her painting of music legend, ‘Lagbaja’ has become the first African work to be displayed at the Cyprus Modern Art Museum. The Nigerian became the youngest artist and only African to have her work exhibited at museum, which is the largest in the Mediterranean region.
Emediong explained in her social media post that she dedicated her painting to iconic faceless singer, Lagbaja because he inspired a culture and created both war and peace with his passion.
She wrote, “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 .