11-year-old Nigerian artist, Kareem Olamilekan, has won the 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award, organised by the Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation in Taiwan.
The Ambassador of Taiwan in Nigeria, Vincent Yang, said that Mr Olamilekan who is a hyper-realistic artist, defeated 2,723 others across the world to clinch the prize.
According to the Taiwanese ambassador, the young artist gained global attention for his marvellous drawings, a uniqueness that made him the most preferred among thousands.
He said the young lad would be attending charity events in the company of other winners at Taipei from Friday, September 20 to Saturday, September 28, where he would meet the country’s president.
Mr Yang also added that his office had already congratulated and hosted the young creative.
He noted that Warris first got the attention of global media when he did a very captivating portrait of Emmanuel Macron, the French president, during his visit.