Nigerian man paints picture he took in Oshodi, many say they can't tell the difference

Nigerian man paints picture he took in Oshodi, many say they can't tell the difference

- A young Nigerian man has wowed Nigerian with his painting skill as he transformed a photograph into a great masterpiece

- Many people on Twitter praised his work, saying that if showcased on the right platform, the artwork could give him millions

- In the photo, a man sits down with his hand stretched to pick an unknown object in an electronic repair workshop

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A creative Nigerian artist with the Twitter handle @Shutabag has wowed social media with how he transformed a photo into a great work of art.

The young man said the photo was taken in the Oshodi area of Lagos state. The real picture is like an electronic workshop with objects hanging everywhere.

Many were in awe of his craft, asking him how he was able to turn a black and white photograph into something of great art.

The young man also shared a short clip of the creation process to show people how he made every part of the painting.

See his post below:

As of the time of writing this report, his post has over 27,000 likes and hundreds of positive comments from tweeps. compiled some of the reactions below:

@Queenyetty1_ said:

"This is so beautiful!"

@IamMbahOkwara said:

"I prefer the original to the painting. Real and natural."
Nigerian man pains picture he took in Oshodi, many say they can't see which is the photo
The man showed people how he made the art using a short video. Photo source: @Shutabag
Source: Twitter

@ziggy_obakofo said:

"I want to be like you when I grow up."

@VeritasUnivers1 said:

"Man y'all are so blessed with talent, well done man."

@IkeTheKidd said:

"This would be a great NFT. Could fetch you millions."

@travelwithdayo said:

"Love it. Hopes. Sweat. Past. Present. Tomorrows. Surrounded. I can write a drabble for this picture."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that luck smiled on the same artist after he drew a canvas and painted it in a popular Lagos danfo colour.

When he did the sketch on Monday, February 14, he never knew his life would take a quick turn for good.

In a tweet on Friday, February 19, the man said that the days before had been very busy for him as he finally got a chance to make a pitch to Addidas.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.


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