Bob Geldof, Toyin Saraki Attend Portrait Of Africa Charity Event At Bonhams

Singer and philanthropist Bob Geldof was at the Portrait of Africa Auction at Bonhams, a charity event in aid of the Girl child education in Africa.

Geldof founded Band Aid in 1984, a charity music group bringing together singers from America and other continents to raise money for poverty relief efforts in Ethiopia and Africa.

Also in attendance was Anne Welsh, chairman of the Obasanjo Foundation and wife of Ex Governor of Kwara State Toyin Saraki, Founder of the Wellbeing Foundation.

Saraki is well known as an international campaigner for maternal, newborn and child health, rights and empowerment to reverse the vicious cycle of poverty in the society by easing its less privileged members into a state of wellbeing which, in her opinion is “a satisfactory condition of existence in health, happiness and prosperity”.

The three met during the auction where Geldof was introduced to the former first lady of Kwara State.

African art is enjoying tremendous success at the luxury auctioneer Bonham’s with a recent event showcasing the work of contemporary African artists grossing over a million pounds.

Here are some photos from the event.

All images courtesy Daniel Sync.

Bob Geldof Founder of Band Aid and Toyin Saraki

Bob Geldof Founder of Band Aid and Toyin Saraki

Anne Welsh talking to a guest

Anne Welsh talking to a guest

Bob Geldof and Anne Welsh

Bob Geldof and Anne Welsh

Former First lady of Kwara StateToyin Saraki (in red)

Former First lady of Kwara StateToyin Saraki (in red)

Powerful women Anne Welshe poses for a photo with Toyin Saraki

Powerful women Anne Welshe poses for a photo with Toyin Saraki

Some of the art pieces on display

Some of the art pieces on display

Kate Woods OOF Marketing director (second left) poses with other guests

Kate Woods OOF Marketing director (second left) poses with other guests

IMG_0274 Anne Welsh_Toyin Saraki at Portrait Of Africa_BONHAMS_19May14 IMG_0304 Anne Welsh_Toyin Saraki at Portrait Of Africa_BONHAMS_19May14

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