A talented young artist named Karim Waris Olamilkan lives in the most populous and underdeveloped part of Nigeria. His realistic paintings are as expressive and emotive as his black-and-white images, which amazes viewers with their similarity. Karim was born and raised in a modest village without any creative ancestors. He started drawing cartoons at the age of six, followed by portraits of his friends and family.
When the boy was eight years old, he and his family moved to the town. Karim recently received an offer from a friend to attend an open lesson at the Academy of Fine Arts. A teapot and headphones were put up next to an eight-year-old student who, with the assistance of older students, sat in a corner and began writing a composition. Because the teacher was so impressed by the young student’s art, the issue of the young student’s admission to the Ayowola Art Academy was resolved in a short period of time. The young man’s talent allowed him to quickly advance to the top of the university’s student body, which is not surprising.
Due to the family’s limited financial means, Karim had to set money away to surreptitiously buy paints, pencils, and sketching paper for his family members. He could only produce at night and with a flashlight. His works are currently shown alongside those of well-known painters. Critics claim that Karim’s writings contradict his youth because of his vast life experience.\
One of his most exquisite and poignant works is the “Daily Bread” self-portrait. Karim, who is thirteen years old, has already chosen his career path and has the opportunity to use his talent to get money. His creations are hugely well-liked among businesspeople. The youthful artist is influenced by Michelangelo and the African portraitist Arinze Stanley. He aspires to show his paintings alongside those of his heroes in the future with the help of perseverance and self-improvement.