11 year-old Nigerian artist receives world prize, beats 2,723 others ▷ Nigeria news


– Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11-year-old creative artist, has won the Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Education Foundation award

– Olamilekan beat 2,723 others to get the prize which is the 22nd Fervenet Global Love of Lives Award

– The Nigerian lad will be attending charity event in Taipei and also the opportunity of meeting the country’s president

Nigeria is blessed with amazing minds. Whiz kid Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11-year-old Nigerian artist, 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 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.

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

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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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nnemdi Ozoemena, a 17-year-old Nigerian student, won the second place in the 2019 Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Blackson Bayewumi, the country director of the Royal Commonwealth Society in Nigeria, made this known in a press statement on Wednesday, September 11.

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