The world is Celebrating Nelson Mandela Again, From Tomorrow.

a person standing in front of a television: A worker at Bonhams auction house holds a sketch by Nelson Mandela -- "The Cell Door, Robben Island" -- in New York, where it will go up for sale on May 2, 2019
“The Cell Door, Robben Island” an art by Nelson Mandela at display in New York. Photo/MSN

When South Africa founding father Nelson Mandela was held at Robben Island for 18years, he drew an art. The art will be auctioned next month from Sh 6million to Sh 9million.

Slide 1 of 17: 376930 01: Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela poses for photographers in the South African embassy in Washington DC, October 22, 1999. Mendela was in Washington to talk with President Clinton about a recent trip to the Middle East to promote peace. (Photo by William Philpott
Nelson Mandela. Photo/Getty Images

The drawing is an illustration of a cell door and lock which was inspired by his stay at the famous prison.

Nelson Mandela is remembered for many things notably among them that he was the founding father of South Africa as a sovereign nation.

Slide 2 of 17: South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013) wearing traditional beads and a bed spread  during his time in hiding from the police, South Africa, 1961. (Photo by: Eli Weinberg/Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
Youthful Nelson Mandela Photo/Getty Images

The art will be sold in New York by Bonhams which has put the value at an equivalent of Sh6 million to Sh9 million.

However, not many people know that he was an artist.

Slide 1 of 21: Michai'ah Simons sits with Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela childrens fund annual celebration. The occasion marks the dedication of this site for the Nelson Mandela Childrens Hospital at Wits Education Campus, Johannesburg.

Even in generations to come, history will have it that Mandela is among the most important people of the 20th Century.

The art sale is the first time Nelson Mandela is entering the books of art, even after his death.

Slide 2 of 21: Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa smiles as he greets people at a pre-election rally weeks before the historic democratic election on April 15, 1994 in Soweto, South Africa.

Some of the other artworks by Mandela have been used to raise funds for the foundation named after him.

South Africa’s first president and who led the revolution against the apartheid regime was held for 27 years in a cell, 18 of which he spent at Robben Island.

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