11-Year Old Nigerian Wins Top Taiwanese Award

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An 11-year-old Nigerian hyper realistic artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan, has emerged the recipient of the Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation‘s “22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award”,.

Olamilekan beat 2,723 other candidates in the golabally to emerge winner of the award.

The Representative of Taiwan in Nigeria, Ambassador Vincent Yang, disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday.

He said Waris Kareem, who had gained global recognition for his incredible drawings, will attend charity events with other laureates, scheduled to hold in Taipei from September 20 to 28, during which he will meet the Taiwanese President.

Ambassador Yang said his office and the Head of Taipei Trade Office in Nigeria had hosted and congratulated Kareem on the feat.

Waris Kareem gained global fame back in 2018 after he sketched a stunning portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron, on the spot in just two hours, during the President’s visit to Lagos, a feat which put him on the global media.

Rahila L.