11-Year Old Nigerian Artist Kareem Waris Wins Top Taiwanese Award
Nigerian hyper-realism artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan, has emerged the recipient of Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation‘s “22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award”
An 11-year old Nigerian artist, Kareem Waris Olamilekan, has been named the winner of a top Taiwanese award. More specifically, young Kareem is a hyper-realism fine artist. Kareem emerged the recipient of Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation‘s “22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award”. According to the organizers of the award, the young artist beat 2,723 other international candidates to clinch the prize.
About The Award That The Nigerian Artist Won
It is the Fervent Global Love of Lives Award. Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation organizes the event. This year is the 22nd edition of the award. The government of Taiwan put it together to recognize an international artist as part of its celebration of the 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award. Taiwan Ambassador in Nigeria Vincent Yang broke the news to the public.
He said that Waris Kareem won the award defeating 2,723 other candidates across the world. The ambassador also disclosed that Waris Kareem would meet the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. According to him, Kareem will attend charity events with other laureates. This is scheduled from 20th to 28th September in Taipei, during which he will meet the Taiwanese President. Despite his young age, Waris Kareem has gained global recognition for his incredible drawings. Yang said that his office and the Head of Taipei Trade Office in Nigeria had hosted and congratulated Kareem.
Nigerian Artist Kareem Is No Stranger To Meeting Presidents
Waris Kareem is not new to the big stage or meeting famous presidents. He gained global fame in 2018 after he sketched a stunning portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron. Amazingly, the young Nigerian Artist did it on the spot in just two hours. He completed the sketch of the President during the President’s visit to Lagos. A feat which put him on the global media. The work delighted not just the President but the world in general.
Congratulations to the young Nigerian artist. Thank you for making Africa proud!
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While you come back from work, talk to your child about what you did. Also, you can take them shopping and show them how to compare prices. You can even give your 3 to 4 year old the job of picking out apples or oranges.