- Kunle Adewale, a Nigerian artist, has received big international recognition in the United States
- August 2 was declared as the Kunle Adewale Day for his contribution to arts and medicine in Cincinnati
- The artist said the recognition shows his passion for work and added that he is dedicated to serving humanity
Kunle Adewale, a Nigerian artist, has been honoured with a day dedicated to the impact he has made in both the fields of art and medicine.
John Cranley, the mayor of Cincinnati, on Friday, August 2, declared it as Kunle Adewale Day in the county, This Day reports.
Adewale was given the recognition for his arts in medicine advocacy and various fellowship programmes which have brought together medical practitioners and artists in Nigeria and the US.
The international sensation said he was grateful for the honour and added that it reflects the passion he has for his development works.
“Kunle Adewale Day is a testament of my passion for development work, servant leadership, continuous intercontinental partnership with diplomatic missions, global art institutions, Professional arts in health organisations and my civic engagements through the arts.
"Kunle Adewale Day is dedicated to serve to humanity through creative engagements in communities across Cincinnati, Ohio and Nigeria,” he said.
Adewale is an award-winning artist from Nigeria who used his 11 days in Cincinnati in Ohio in meaningful engagement with the community as he impacted both young and old.
He is also the founder of Tender Arts Nigeria, a non-profit organisation that focuses on art education, talent development, and therapeutic art programs.
During his visit, the artist also met with professionals and students as he provided art sessions for caregivers, health workers and teaching artists in the Cincinnati community.
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His latest work was with the American tennis super star, Serena Williams, who he painted for the cover of the September issue of Essence magazine.
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