- The first Kunle Adewale Day has been marked in Cincinnati, Ohio, a year after Mayor John Cranley made the declaration
- The mayor made the declaration in recognition of the artist's contribution to the US and Nigeria in the field of arts and medicine
- The United States Mission in Nigeria disclosed that the Nigerian national recently received a grant from the US Department of State
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The people of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, have marked the first Kunle Adewale Day, a year after the mayor of the city, John Cranley, dedicated the day to the Nigerian visual artist.
The United States Mission in Nigeria disclosed that the Nigerian national recently received a grant from the US Department of State.
The declaration was made in recognition of his contributions to the United States and Nigeria in the field of arts and medicine. The statement by the mission read in part:
"Kunle continues to push the frontiers of servant leadership, intercontinental partnership, and civic engagement through the arts. He recently received a grant from the U.S. Department of State for his “Art Responders Healing Project” to help healthcare workers and youth impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic in Lagos. Keep up the great work!"
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Meanwhile, a man, Nicholus Dube Mduduzi, took to the #ImStaying Facebook page to share photos of a beautiful traditional wedding that united two cultures.
Mduduzi revealed in his post that his in-laws from America had travelled to Swaziland to attend a traditional wedding.
"Our in-laws came from USA for traditional marriage in Swaziland and I'm staying," he captioned the post. Although the wedding did not take place in Mzansi, it was shared on the South African Facebook page and still managed to inspire social media users.
The post reached more than 14 000 likes and South Africans fell in love with the images.
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