The student is reported to be the only African artist to have their works displayed in the museum, considered as the largest in the region.
She took to her social media page to make the announcement:
“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.
Uko dedicated the success to Nigerian singer Lagbaja, who gave her the inspiration of coming up with the artwork.
“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.”