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12-Year-Old Nigerian Artist, Kareem Waris Receives Global Award

Exceptional young Nigerian artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan who drew French President during his visit to Nigeria has been recognised in the international scene as he recently received the Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation’s 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award.

The 12-year-old hyperrealistic artist defeated 2,723 others across the world to clinch the prize. The disclosure of the boy’s wining was made by 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.

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

Waris drawing Espact’s Lead Strategist, Temmy Balogun

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.

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


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