Meet 11-year-Old Nigerian Artist who is gaining international attention for his incredible drawings

Kareem Waris Olamilekan also known as Waspa. At only 11 years old, this young talented Nigerian artist has already attracted international attention. He is incredible in drawing real life like portraits on the walls of museums.


Waris crafts a realistic and hyper realistic portraits of his friends, family, and other public figures. His artistic is beyond his years, he is reflecting the approach of his fellow Nigerian artist, Arinze Stanley and Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo, his artistic idols.

He stunned French president Emmanuel Macron during his Nigeria visit when he drew his portrait in just two hours, like Arinze he mainly uses pencil to craft his portrait, although he uses other related ink.

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