Figurative Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby Awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Figurative Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby Awarded $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Njideka Akunyili Crosby, painter and daughter of former Nigerian minister Dora Akunyili, has been awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship also referred to as the Genius Grant.

Typically awarded to around 20 American artists, academics, writers, and scientists each year, the $625,000 no-strings-attached grant is given to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction,” according to the foundation.

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Chivas Venture Nigeria Launches It $1 Million Global Search For Startups

Chivas Venture Nigeria Launches It $1 Million Global Search For Startups

Chivas Regal has launched the Chivas Venture 2018, a global search to find and support the next generation of startups that want to succeed while changing the world for the better. Since the Chivas Venture first launched globally in 2014, almost 6,000 social entrepreneurs have applied for the chance to receive a share of the annual $1 million fund, and applications for the 2018 competition are open.

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Visually Impaired Ethiopian Lawyer,Yetnebersh Nigussie Wins Sweden’s Nobel Prize For Promoting Disability Rights

 

 

Visually Impaired Ethiopian Lawyer,Yetnebersh Nigussie Wins Sweden’s Nobel Prize For Promoting Disability Rights

Ethiopian lawyer, Yetnebersh Nigussie has been named a joint winner of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize.

Yetnebersh Nigussie a visually impaired Ethiopian lawyer was on Tuesday awarded 3 million Swedish crowns ($374,000) for her inspiring work in promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.

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