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How 11-yr-old Nigerian artist dazzled President Macron with painting

Published by on July 5th, 2018.


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As French President, Emmanuel Macron continues to revel in his return to Nigeria 17 years after serving as an intern in the country, one of the memories he will never forget is the creative skills of an 11-year-old Nigerian artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan who drew a stunning portrait of him in just two hours during his visit to Fela Kuti’s New Africa Shrine in Lagos on Tuesday.

Macron is currently on a two-day visit to Nigeria and attended a cultural showcase at the venue to announce the launch of the Season of African Cultural Season, scheduled to hold in France in 2020.

While waiting for the President to arrive, Olamilekan got to work and created a hyperrealist portrait of Macron, which was presented to him by the event’s host, Nigerian singer, Banky W.

A visibly moved Macron touched heads with Olamilekan and later took to Twitter to appreciate his work.
He posted a short video of the moment, with the caption, “Very touched. Congrats to this young boy.”

Olamilekan currently enjoys a growing reputation as the youngest member of a growing community of artists in Lagos creating hyper-realistic charcoal and pencil paintings.

Hyperrealism is a genre of art that produces hand-drawn images resembling high-resolution photos.

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