Producer/Director: Karan Wadhwa
Cast: Steven Szachara, Kendel Reese, Shalini Bathina
Runtime: 14:35 minutes
ANTHONY RAZZI and JAMES COOLEY (Capone and Escobar), two years removed from the album that started it all, sit in the studio pounding away at a keyboard and a beat pad. A certain sense clicks within Anthony, who opens his eyes and turns to James, asking him to play it again. Anthony claims that they finally found ‘the’ sound. The boys get in Anthony’s ostentatious convertible and drive to LA’s hottest nightclub.
The duo agree to a pre-recorded entertainment TV show hosted by SONIA KAPOOR, a young and ambitious reporter hoping for an inside scoop on the music duo. The boys do separate interviews but areasked similar questions, choosing contrasting points of view. Sonia continues to press on, asking about the origins of the group, past success, and the reasons for the album delay.
Kareem Waris Olamilekan, an 11-year-old artist based in Lagos, is receiving global recognition due to his phenomenal artwork. Describing his style as hyperrealistic, Olamilekan began drawing at the tender age of six. By eight years old, he became a professional, making him the youngest professional artist in Nigeria.
To succeed at hyperrealism, extreme patience is required. While drawing, Olamilekan precisely captures even the most minuscule details in order to bring his works to life. “I try to focus on it to get the detail in the picture and in the artwork too,” he told DD News, adding that those who lack patience will not achieve hyperrealism.
Olamilekan’s typical subject matter includes drawing from everyday life in Lagos, his personal experiences, and family. However, similar to all great artists, his work has a more profound meaning than what initially meets the eye. Take “Daily Bread,” for example. “The inspiration behind it is that something going on around me, especially my family,” Olamilekan explains. “The sweat on it symbolizes hard work and struggling. And the spoon symbolizes food. Everybody in my society has little now, or my streets, they struggle, struggle, they sweat for their eats.”
The child prodigy began receiving worldwide attention after recently meeting with the French president, Emmaneul Macron, who was deeply moved by his work. At only 11 years old, this is only the beginning of Olamilekan’s accomplishments. His art teacher, Adeniyi Adewole, believes that he is one of the most gifted of his students, saying, “He can go far, farther than even beyond our expectations because I believe with what he has been doing, he’s going somewhere greater.”READ MORE........