Thursday, August 20,2020
A young Nigerian artist, Emmanuel, got much-needed attention from DJ Khaled after he made a pencil art of him – Prior to the DJ seeing the art, the young man asked people to retweet his post so that it can get to him – After he was praised by the American pop star, people who would not have noticed him started commenting and asking him about his art.
Nigeria has many amazingly creative people. The visibility power of social media is bringing them to the fore as they latch on it.
A Nigerian artist with the Twitter handle @kemz_Emmanuel got international attention after he did a pencil drawing of American artiste DJ Khaled and posted it on the micro-messaging platform on Monday, August 17. In the post, he made sure he tagged the American DJ as he asked people to help him retweet his work so that the disc jockey maestro can see it.
A day after on Tuesday, August 18, DJ Khaled put Emmanuel in the spotlight as he quoted his tweet and added “Wow amazing!” broadcasting to his over 5 million Twitter followers. Since then, the post has gone viral, drawing comments on the young Nigerian’s work from all corners of the world. Emmanuel shared three pictures that well captured the production process of the art. Looking at them, one can see how he progressed to get a final artistic copy. This was how people responded: A collage of the pencil drawing and DJ Khaled. Photos sources: Mubi/Twitter/@kemz_Emmanuel A collage of the pencil drawing and DJ Khaled. Photos sources: Mubi/Twitter/@kemz_Emmanuel Source: UGC Someone even mimicked DJ Khaled’s signature mannerism in his videos and said: It should be recalled that another Nigerian who goes by the name Favour Oluma also got support from an international rapper, Meek Mill, after the latter commented on her beautiful carpentry works. After the rapper commented on her work, Favour went viral as she gained more media attention and supportive comments from people in various parts of the world.
The artistic brilliance was shared by a man with the Twitter handle @AkoRaGye69. In the first frame, the artist could be seen painting the sculpture of a turkey. The second photo shows the animal in full glare standing on a concrete platform. The third picture is an excellent work of art as it features three animals in a single composition. In the photo, he applies white paints on a molded ram surrounded by its kids, one of which was in a suckling pose. A partly cut still-life pumpkin stands on a platform in the fourth picture in a way that makes it look almost real. If the artist was not standing beside the works with a paintbrush, many would pass them off as the real subject they imitate.