Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an eleven years old hyper-realism artist has won Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation‘s “22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award”.
The young lad won the award among ,723 other recommended candidates in the world.
Amb. Vincent Yang, the Representative of Taiwan in Nigeria, made this development known in a press conference on Tuesday.
Waris Kareem will be meeting Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, among other laureates, as the reward for beating 2,723 other recommended candidates across the world.
According to him, Kareem will attend charity events with other laureates, scheduled to hold in Taipei from Sept. 20 to Sept. 28, during which he will meet the Taiwanese President.
The young artist became well known 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.