After Eli Waduba Yusuf, a hyper-realism artist from Nigeria spent weeks making a detailed pencil drawing of American actor Kevin Hart and finally getting him to show interest in purchasing the piece, a myriad of pencil artists have taken to social media to showcase their talents equally.
The sprawling number of artists have shared artistic works of their favorite celebrities on Twitter hoping that they’d get lucky like their colleague.
The unwavering competition has seen portraits of singers including Phyno and Ycee published thus far.
My drawing of Nigeria veteran artist @phynofino
— Arinze Stephen Ekwuide (@Omo_igbo_art) February 28, 2019
Nigerian singer Peruzzi is the latest star to have his image recreated as a female artist identified on Twitter as @laoye_XO recently took to the platform to share a ‘lazy’ and hilarious sketch she made of him.
“Did a biro sketch of the artist, whose songs I listen to EVERYDAY… please RT until @Peruzzi_VIBES sees it . This is a gift from me to him. I’m loooooooosingggggggg control ” she tweeted.
Did a biro sketch of the artist, whose songs I listen to EVERYDAY… please RT until @Peruzzi_VIBES sees it . This is a gift from me to him. I’m loooooooosingggggggg control ? pic.twitter.com/rJUPdAVdkM
— Proverbs31 Woman? (@Laoye_XO) March 3, 2019
The musician, known in private life as Tobechukwu Victor Okoh, is not happy about the witty drawing, to say the least, and has expressed his disappointment in the young artist.
In fact, Perruzi gave her one of the most heartbreaking feedback she could expect.
Your head is not correct https://t.co/s1SxVGxfOb
— PERUZZI (@Peruzzi_VIBES) March 3, 2019
The drawing and reaction from Peruzzi, has ignited controversy on Twitter, and Nigerians on the micro-blogging community have gathered in one place to share their diverse yet hilarious opinions.
Read some of the reactions below:
I salute your talent…. Don't give up… You'll surely get to the top ?? pic.twitter.com/GaRgAZ0Bbq
— Oyebanjo Victor???? (@_ooluwanifemi) March 3, 2019
……Peruzzi go fight you o… pic.twitter.com/54PTXDqfNe
— Macvince meister (@Macvincemeister) March 3, 2019
And you think you'll be forgiven laidis?? ???
— Q.D ? (@slimdame) March 3, 2019