The French president took to Twitter to praise the skills of Kareem Olamilekan who drew a stunning portrait of him in just two hours during his visit to the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos. Macron, who was once a junior diplomat in Nigeria, emphasised the importance of the shrine to the African culture.
My Legs Shook As I Drew the Portrait of French President - Kareem
Leadership, 15 July 2018
Meeting Wareez Olamilekan Kareem at the Ayowole Academy of Arts at Oke-Odo community of Lagos was exciting. Kareem, who drew a portrait of the French President Emmanuel Macron, in… Read more »
11-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Draws President Macron On the Spot
Premium Times, 4 July 2018
Kareem Olamilekan, 11, artistically drew a portrait of president Emmanuel Macron of France during his visit to the New Afrikan Shrine in Lagos. Read more »
French President, Emmanuel Macron alongside Lagos state governor, Akinwumi Ambode, Banky W and Kareem Olamilekan the artist.
Macron in Lagos - My View of Africa Differs From That of Many Europeans
The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, on Tuesday night made a historic visit to the Afrika Shrine, home of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, describing it as an iconic… Read more »
Macron Touched By an 11-Year-Old Nigerian Boy's Talent
Guardian, 4 July 2018
For effortlessly drawing a portrait of France's leader during his visit to Afrika Shrine in Lagos, an 11-year-old Nigerian boy Olamilekan Kareem has caught the attention of… Read more »
Macron - France, Europe's Success Depends On Africa
This Day, 5 July 2018
French President, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, Wednesday urged political and business leaders in Nigeria and other African countries to continue to take initiatives that would develop the… Read more »
Macron Assures Nigerian Youth On Basketball Devt
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has assured Nigerians of his desire to assist the country with the growth and development of basketball in the country. Read more »
Emmanuel Macron in Lagos Calls On Africans to "Succeed in Africa"
Vanguard, 4 July 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for Africa and Europe to reach a "win-win" solution to migration during an address to 300 young entrepreneurs on the second day… Read more »
French President Emmanuel Macron says that his country cannot help Nigeria and Africa solve the problem of insecurity. He says France can provide security and a good economic base ... Read more »
President Emmanuel Macron became the first president to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music. The shrine contains a photo gallery of ... Read more »
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