This 11-Year-Old Artist Creates Crazy Realistic Portraits and Twitter’s Obsessed
Kareem Waris Olamilekan is an 11-year-old artist from Nigeria who creates stunning, realistic drawings of the people in his community. In fact, his work is so good that French President Emmanuel Macron met with him last week.
— YBLNigeria (@yblnigeria) April 18, 2018
From a makeshift studio in a poor neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, 11-year-old artist Waris Kareem produces incredibly life-like works of art.
— Doordarshan News (@DDNewsLive) June 28, 2018
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) July 4, 2018
Thanks to that visit with Macron and his incredible drawings getting some well-deserved attention, Kareem has become Twitter’s new obsession…
This boy is AMAZING!
This is what raw, real talent looks like. Remember his name:
Kareem Waris Olamilekan.
Hopefully, I'll be able to buy some of his work, one day. https://t.co/jCXA4tmZiM
— Audrey Washington (@AudreyWSBTV) June 29, 2018
My gosh this talent is incredible!!!!! 10 years old??! Amazing. Shine young man, shine! – BBC News – Kareem Waris Olamilekan: A young Nigerian artist with grand plans https://t.co/bFabmRV8DQ
— Lebo Diseko (@lebo_diseko) June 28, 2018
Kareem posts his work on Instagram, and we have a feeling he’s going to see a boom in his business now that he’s gone viral:
Which of Kareem’s drawing is your fave? Let us know @Smosh!