11-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Draws Portrait Of French Leader Macron In 2 Hours (VIDEO)

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11-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Draws Portrait Of French Leader Macron In 2 Hours

An 11-year-old Nigerian boy, Kareem Olamilekan, left guest stunned after he drew a portrait of President Emmanuel Macron of France during his visit to the New Afrikan Shrine in Lagos in just 2 hours.

The event held to showcase and celebrate African culture was hosted by Nigerian Artist and performer Banky W and Kenturah King.

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Apparently pleased with the portrait, President Macron took to his official presidential Twitter account to praise and congratulate the talented boy.

@EmmanuelMacron “Very touched, congratulations to this young boy.

It is understood that despite the pressure of drawing the president of France on the spot, Kareem completed the hyperrealist drawing In 2 hours.

The visiting president also emphasised on the importance of the shrine to the African culture.

He wrote again.

“The Shrine is an iconic cultural hub. And I say with a lot of humility that I recognize the importance of African culture.

Also present at the event were Nigerian senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka and Veteran Nollywood actor and actress Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.

The New Afrika Shrine is the venue of the annual Felebration Music Festival which is currently managed by Femi Kuti and Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti.



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