Young Nigerian Man Draws and Unveils Tony Elumelu Portrait, Video Wows Many

Young Nigerian Man Draws and Unveils Tony Elumelu Portrait, Video Wows Many

  • An exceptional Nigerian artist has taken social media by storm with his captivating portrait of Tony Elumelu, the esteemed Chairperson of United Bank for Africa
  • In a detailed video posted on his widely-followed social media account, he meticulously sketches the renowned businessman’s likeness, drawing admiration from onlookers
  • The artwork’s online debut sparked a wave of commendations from impressed viewers in the comments section

A skilled Nigerian artist impressed many with his stunning drawing of Tony Elumelu, the Chairperson of United Bank for Africa.

He shared a video on his well-known social media page showing the process.

Nigerian artist draws Tony Elumelu
Man draws business tycoon. Photo credit: jjoshart
Source: TikTok

In it, he’s seen comfortably sketching the Nigerian businessman’s portrait while a friend looks on in admiration.

Young man unviels Tony Elumelu's portrait

The friend praises the artist’s remarkable talent upon seeing the artwork. Once the video went online, many viewers praised the work in the comments section.

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Zainab Yinusa, a Nigerian female artist, speaks on the meaning of art to her:

“Art is basically life to me sometimes beautiful and other times shady, it’s about imagination and perspective the way I see it may not be the way you see it and that’s fine, art can mean different things to different people that is why Art is relative and peculiar to every individual.”

Watch video of the young artist below: compiled some of the reactions below:


“How can I get in touch with you I need one of this.”

Ashley Bea:

“I want you to draw my Someone for me his birthday is August can we work.”


“Your work is absolutely amazing.”

Franklin Tudeme:

“You are really good.”

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Man sees pretty lady sitting inside car

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a TikTok user known as @davehero5 has shared an impressive video of a speed artist identified as Mr Ahmed, who drew a lady in less than five minutes.

In the video which quickly went viral, the lady sat inside a car with the door open as the artist drew her.

According to Dave, the speed artist doesn’t have a phone and he pleaded with anyone in need of his services to reach out to him.

In a recent development, also reported that a Nigerian street artist, David, has shared a video of the moment he drew a lady who is a restaurant attendant. The artist posted the video on his TikTok handle, @davspen_art, and it has received positive reactions from his fans.


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