The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday hosted the 11-year old artist, Kareem Warris Olamilekan who recently became popular for drawing a portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron in 2 hours when he visited the Afrika Shrine in Lagos.
The young artist was accompanied by his parents, teachers and instructor. The Governor promised to help him become a great artist in life. He also pledged to support Warris instructor who owns Ayowole Academy of Arts.
The boy, who dreams of becoming like Caprese Michelangelo — an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet, impressed the French President with his art.
The president apparently, liked Olamilekan’s drawing as he shared the video of the presentation on his Instagram page, with the caption:
“I am very touched. Congratulations to this young boy.”