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.