A young Nigerian pencil artist has had his wish come true after he produced a drawing of American comedian Kevin Hart and had it shared on Twitter.
Eli Waduba Yusuf, based in Kaduna, tweeted a monochrome of Hart asking his followers to help retweet it to get the attention of the popular actor.
“My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf Am a Nigerian, based in kaduna, his tweet said. “Am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like
@Harinzeyart. Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you”
My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf
Am a Nigerian, based in kaduna. Am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like @Harinzeyart. Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you pic.twitter.com/oYYUQxbK5e
— Eli Waduba (@EWaduba) February 25, 2019
Few moments after the now-famous post, the sketch quickly went viral and finally got to the actor who received the message from one of his biggest fans in Africa.
Kevin Hart has reached out to Waduba who did the beautiful drawing of him and expressed interest in buying the portrait.
He also said that he wanted to support the young Nigerian by giving him a fee to produce pencil drawings of three of his celebrity friends whom he could gift it to.
In his bid to show his seriousness, Hart requested that Waduba hits his DM and send him necessary details to get the deal officially sealed.
Retweeting the boy’s drawing of him, Hart wrote: “I see it and I want to purchase it…I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work!”