Kehinde Wiley and The Obamas’ Portraits. Can Nigeria Make a Claim?


Kehinde sounds Nigerian, doesn’t it? At least to Nigerians, just the way Jollof rice is a sumptuous Nigerian dish only.

So, earlier today, Mr. Kehinde Wiley, an American born to a Yoruba father and an African-American mother had the honor of drawing the official post-presidency portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama. What a feat.

So can Nigeria claim the glory? I do not think so. However, he has made his father proud and has once again put a shithole country on the map of greatness.

Please let Mr. Kehinde know that we are not in a hurry to ‘claim’ him but as far as Yoruba blood runs in him, he is our own and so be it!


Source: Mail Online

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