The 11-year-old talented hyper-realist artist, Waris Olamilekan, who painted President Emmanuel Macron of France at the Afrika Shrine has been rewarded with a furnished apartment by Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Olamilekan painted the French president in less than 2 hours during a courtesy visit to Afrika Shrine, Agidimgbi Ikeja last year.
According to a statement copied on the facebook page of the Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the Olamilekans had since packed into the new apartment.
As Ayorinde put it, “This is Waris with his entire family in the new comfortable apartment courtesy the Art-Loving Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
He said, “It’s the first time in years that the family will have the privilege of sleeping together under one roof.
The sky is the limit for Waris…and his story sure proves that artistic talent pays in Lagos…”.