Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode right now hosted an 11-year-old hyperrealist artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan who drew a shocking portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron in simply two hours on the spot throughout the President’s go to to the brand new Afrika Shrine in Lagos.
Governor Ambode, who hosted the artist alongside his dad and mom, lecturers and teacher, promised to offer him instructional help, in addition to assist to nurture his expertise to turn into an excellent artist later in life. The Governor additionally pledged to help Waris’ teacher, Adeniyi Adewole Wasiu, who is alleged to have an Arts Academy, Ayowole Academy of Arts, the place he trains younger artists.
Briefing journalists after the Governor hosted the artist at Lagos Home in Alausa, Ikeja, Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Tradition, Mr Steve Ayorinde mentioned the event was mainly to understand and encourage the younger hyperrealist and as effectively to guarantee him of the readiness of the State Authorities to offer him the wanted help.
In line with Ayorinde, “You’ll recall that Waris was one of many star points of interest throughout President Macron’s go to to Afrika Shrine. Earlier than portray the President and presenting the portrait to him, Waris had turn into a family identify because of the particular story executed by a media home.
“So, the Governor has invited him and his dad and mom to come back and meet him and as a result of the Governor is concerned with his education and for those who just like the welfare of his dad and mom, His Excellency has promised to help similar to he did to the Footprint of David boys who had a particular efficiency at the State Home throughout the Kids’s Day.
“So, the Governor is concerned with his faculty. We’re completely satisfied that Waris is a product of a public faculty and you would see that the Principal of his faculty is right here and she is completely satisfied. The Governor has additionally acknowledged the contribution of Waris’ mentor, Adewole who is right here and as a result of he additionally has a Arts Academy that impressed and produced Waris, His Excellency the Governor thinks that that Arts Academy ought to flourish and he’s going to additionally help him.