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A 12 year old talented artist Kareem Waris talented from niger

Kareem Waris is a young artist at the age 12 years old and from Nigeria.

He drew a sketch drawing Macron the President of France and was made the portrait in just 2 hours, during his visit to the Fela Kuti‘s New Africa Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria. President Macron was impressed and touched by Olamilekan’s work that he tweeted a short video featuring the young boy drawing.

He drew the French President Emmanuel Macron in just two hours and the president was impressed with work.

His inspirations comes from his fellow Nigerian portraitist Arinze Stanley Egbengwu and Michelangelo to keep him drawing beautiful pictures.

His artwork is recognised worldwide also from Kelli Pate giving him a thumbs up for his marvelous art.

He pulls out his beautiful art protraits at makeshift art studio in a poor neighborhood in Lagos. 

For his primarily work he uses a pencil to make it beautiful. He  protraits his friends, family, and notable figures. Sometimes he uses ballpoint pen, paint, and pastels for his drawings.

"The inspiration behind it is that something going on around me, especially my family," Olamilekan told DD News.

"The sweat on it symbolizes hard work and struggling. And the spoon symbolizes food. Everybody in my society has little now, or my streets, they struggle, struggle, they sweat for their eats."

Olamilekan is attending a local Ayowole Academy of Art, created by graduate art student Adeniyi Adewole.

"I want to see myself among the great artists, in museums," he told BBC Africa’s "What's New?" program.

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