11-year-old Nigerian artist who painted French president’s portrait gets world award

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Remember the young artist that drew French President when he visited Nigeria sometime ago? 11-year-old Nigerian artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan, has received the Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation’s 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award.

The young hyperrealistic artist defeated 2,723 others across the world to clinch the prize. The disclosure of the boy’s wining was made by the Ambassador Vincent Yang, the representative of Taiwan in Nigeria.

He said Kareem gained global attention for his marvelous drawings, a uniqueness that made him the most preferred among thousands.

The Taiwanese ambassador said the young lad will be attending charity events in the company of other winners at Taipei from Friday, September 20 to Saturday, September 28, where he will meet the country’s president.

Yang also added that his office had already congratulated and hosted the young creative.

It should be noted that the Warris first got the attention of global media when he did a very captivating portrait of Emmanuel Macron, the French president, during his visit.