Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday welcomed 11-year old artist, Kareem Warris Olamilekan and his parents, teachers and instructors to the Government house.
The young artist who drew a portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron in 2 hours when he visited the Afrika Shrine in Lagos has been trending on social media for the quality of his work.
The Governor promised to give him educational support, as well as help to nurture his talent to become a great artist later in life.
He also pledged to to support Waris’ instructor, Adeniyi Adewole Wasiu, who is said to have an Arts Academy, Ayowole Academy of Arts, where he trains young artists.
“I am very happy and excited. I thank Governor Ambode for this opportunity. Now, I want to study my arts very well; I want to be a good artist, great artist in the world,” Waris said.