11-Year-Old Artist’s Breathtaking Hyper-realistic Drawings

WORDS Mary Garner VIDEO via CGTN Africa on YouTube


Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11-year-old art prodigy from Lagos, Nigeria, creates phenomenal hyper-realistic drawings.

Having started making art at the age of six, he turned professional at eight-years-old. Operating out of a makeshift studio, he produces life-like works of art that depict the daily life, moments and expressions of people in his community.

He finds inspiration in his own favourite piece, entitled Daily Bread, portraying a sketch of a boy eating food from a spoon. “The sweat on it symbolises hard work and struggling and the spoon symbolises food,” he shares in the above news clip.

Kareem says he is inspired by artists like Arinze Stanley, who you can read more about here.

See more of Kareem’s work on Instagram.