14 year old Nigerian hyperrealism artist Kareem Waris is an inspiration to 500000 African kids living in poverty
14-year-old Nigerian hyperrealism artist Kareem Waris is an inspiration to 500000 African kids living in poverty. In 2018, when he was just 11 years old, Kareem Waris shook the art world when his drawing of the French president, Emmanuel Macron went viral on Twitter.
Very touched, congratulations to this young boy! pic.twitter.com/hQd3ylxGnV
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) July 3, 2018
Since then, the kid has had exhibitions across the world and inspired so many. However, he is not the only one. In 2020, other young Nigerian kids have gone viral for their talents in singing, dancing and film.
They have used this attention to gain scholarships and opportunities from international organizations.
— ikorodu bois (@IkoroduB) August 12, 2020
Reminds me of the beauty of my people. We create, soar, can imagine, have unleashed passion, and love….despite the brutal obstacles that have been put in front of us! Our people can fly!!! ❤ pic.twitter.com/LNyWD2ZoU0
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) June 24, 2020
However, these kids are not the only ones. The continent is full of so many talented and creative kids who are just waiting for the opportunities to be discovered. Many kids from these poor communities do not get the chance to develop their talents.
Which is why campaigns and platforms committed to building platforms for these kids should receive support. In August 2020, NBA Spurs player Brandon James started his $75,000 campaign to build educational infrastructure in Liberia, you can support it here. Brandon James mother has worked in Education in Liberia for multiple years.
Through 2021 – 2023, Artnoise is an international art platform with a $12,000 campaign to support 500,000 kids in West Africa by providing them art supplies and free workshop classes. You can support this campaign, here. Artnoise has worked on multiple campaigns in Education and Feeding.
Small scale campaigns like these have the power to impact a significant number of Creative African kids through education.
14-year-old Nigerian hyperrealism artist Kareem Waris is an inspiration to 500000 African kids living in poverty. This is a feat he has accomplished with just talent, dedication and hard work. The young Nigerian artist is definitely one to watch with a potentially bright career ahead of him.
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