- A Nigerian artist, Nelson Etok, has taken after the Sengalese artist, Bou Bou, who always paints his subjects in a dramatic way
- In a clip that has gone viral, Nelson fastened brushes at the back of his hands and turned them into tools to paint Burna Boy and Wizkid
- While there were people who wanted to downplay his hard work, others supported him greatly on Twitter
A talented Nigerian artist, Nelson Etok, from Akwa Ibom state, has gained massive reactions on social media after he painted Burna Boy and Wizkid in a creative way.
What amazes most people about his work is that he did not use common paintbrushes. With brushes used for washing hard materials, Nelson applied paints on a rough-surfaced wall with masterstrokes.
Assuming a position that would seem awkward to many, the man paints with the dexterity of someone who is worth his salt.
A tweep, Ebenezer Ekpenyong, who shared the clip of the artist on Twitter wrote:
"This is the most beautiful thing you will see on the internet today, trust me."
See his post below:
Below are some of the reactions to his work:
"Not trying to discredit his work but the Burna looks more like Flavour and the Wizkid looks more like May D."
"Your shoulders & wrists will not thank you later!"
“'Nice work but...'” that your 'but' shove it up your throat. Y’all say a lot of cr*p on this app just for clout . Appreciate talent and move on."
"It doesn't concern me if it resembles Burna/Wizkid or not, the fact he drew that piece in that situation is what baffles me. Keep it up bro."
"Men the level of difficulty in this work is making me appreciate it even more."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian artist wowed people with the beautiful pen drawing he made of Wizkid. The man said he was happy the work came out well.
He also revealed the drawing was the outcome of more than an 800-hour dedicated hard work of using a coloured pen to flesh out the Grammy award winner.
The artist, therefore, asked people to support his craft and retweet the post so that the musician can see the amazing piece.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.