Kareem Waris Olamilekan, Nigeria’s 11-year-old Hyper-Realist Artists

Kareem Waris Olamilekan has to hone his skills to be counted among Nigeria's talented hyper-realist artists such as Arinze Stanley, Raji Bamidele, Ayo Filade, Babajide Olatunji or Chiamonwo Joy. However, at 11-year-old, Kareem's paintings are starting to show some of the outstanding craftsmanship and stringent attention to detail of a talented hyper-realist artists.

Kareem who is inspired by the works of Arinze Stanley and Michelangelo was recently praised by French President Emmanuel Macron after he drew a stunning portrait of the president in just two hours. His favorite work is a piece he calls, “Daily Bread”, which was inspired by the struggle his family faces to provide and put food on the table.


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