Waris Kareem works from a makeshift studio in Lagos
An 11-year-old artist is creating waves with his unique creations in Nigeria.
From a makeshift studio in a poor neighbourhood in Lagos, Waris Kareem produces incredibly life-like works of art.
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He began drawing at the age six.
At eight, he turned professional, becoming the youngest professional artist in Nigeria.
Waris said: “The inspiration behind it is that something going on around me, especially my family.
“The sweat on it symbolises hard work and struggling. And the spoon symbolises food.”