Waris Kareem, who is a very young Nigerian artist of Eleven years old, has become a recipient of the Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation 22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award for 2019.
This disclosure was made known in Lagos on Wednesday, by Taiwan’s Representative in Nigeria, Ambassador Vincent Yang.
According to Yang, Kareem was outstanding among a total of 2,723 candidates, who were recommended all over the world.
Yang further explained that Waris Kareem, who has already been recognized globally for his implausible drawings, would not only be given laureates for his performance, but will also meet the Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen.
He stated, “Nigerian child Artist, Waris Olamilekan Kareem has gained global recognition for his incredible drawings.
“Waris Olamilekan Kareem will attend Charity Events with other laureates and meet Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.
“Famous Nigerian Internet Bitty Artist – Waris Olamilekan Kareem stood out among 2,723 recommended candidates from all over the world earning the `22nd Fervent Global Love of Lives Award 2019’ from Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation.
‘’He sketched a stunning portrait of French President, Emmanuel Macron, on the spot in just two hours, which amazed the global media. He has now become a famous Internet artist’’.
The Taiwan’s Representative while making more clarification on the issue disclosed that Kareem will attend, with other recipients, the charity events which is scheduled to hold in Taipei from Sept. 20 to Sept. 28, during which time Kareem will meet the President Taiwan.
Already, Yang has revealed that his office and that of the Head of Taipei Trade Office in Nigeria had met and congratulated Kareem on his Amazing performance.
‘’The poverty-stricken children all call him the little artist Robin Hood. He uses his drawing talent to produce beautiful works in exchange for some food to fight hunger and also to feed the hungry companions in the slum.
‘’The works of Michelangelo motivate him and his goal is to surpass the standard set by the great artist. He intends to use drawings to depict Africa vividly and flip a new life to change Africa.
‘’Taiwan’s Chou Ta-Kuan Cultural and Educational Foundation promotes `Global Love of Lives movement’ and recognises that `Everyone is Good at Something’.
“Many people refer to the event as “the Nobel Prize of Life,’’ he said.