The President Of France Visits The Afrikan Shrine In Lagos

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron came to Lagos.

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During his visit to the New Afrikan Shrine in Lagos, Master Kareem Olamilekan, 11, artistically drew a portrait of President Emmanuel Macron of France. The event held to showcase and celebrate African culture was hosted by Nigerian Artist and performer Banky W and Kenturah King. President Macron praised and congratulated the talented boy on his official Presidential twitter account:

Despite the pressure of drawing the President of France on the spot, Kareem completed the hyperrealist drawing in 2 hours. The visiting President emphasized on the importance of the shrine to the African culture.

He wrote on his Twitter:

“The Shrine is an iconic cultural hub. And I say with a lot of humility that I recognize the importance of African culture”

Also present at the event were Nigerian Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and Veteran Nollywood actor and actress Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.