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5 brilliant hyper-realistic artists of 2017[+ Artworks]

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Some Nigerian Instagram hyperrealists have taken the form of art to a whole new level this year with their incredible pieces. From Arinze Stanley
to Oscar Ukonu, these creatives are not slowing down with their
high-resolution paintings which have been displayed in exhibitions all
over the world.

Oresegun Olumide paintings (Oresegun Olumide)

These five people will have you question whether you’re actually looking at a painting or a photograph.

1. Arinze Stanley

Arinze Stanley hard at work (Arinze Stanley)

Arinze
Stanley is an artistic genius whose work is beyond imitation. With
charcoal and graphite pencil, Arinze creates works of art that closely
imitate life, pouring out raw emotions onto a blank canvas. He is best
known for his realistic life-size portraits of normal Africans, showing
them in their natural habitats.
Arinze’s drawings depict figures exhibiting strong or subtle emotions trapped within the strokes on the canvas.
He
has received worldwide acclaim and won many awards including the
‘World’s best self-portrait’ in American Art Awards which was judged by a
panel of 25 American galleries. Arinze’s debut group show was at the
Omenka Gallery Lagos, Nigeria.

2. Olumide Oresegun

Art by Olumide Oresegun (Olumide Oresegun)

Oresegun is a Nigerian artist who draws inspiration from his community in making his hyper-realistic pieces.
On March 8, 2016, he received media attention in Nigeria and beyond after he posted some of his oil paintings on Facebook.
His
drawing and painting are inspired by his environment, mostly using
water as the principal theme of his works. Olumide currently owns an art
studio in Ikorodu where he showcases his work and holds exhibitions.

3. Ken Nwadiogbu

Nwadiogbu
is a 3-Dimensional Hyper Realistic fine artist who uses his pencils as
well as acrylic and oil to create hyperrealistic portraits.
Nwadiogbu
coveys his passion for activism through his artworks, depicting ideas
of a better life, a better consciousness, and inspiring change.

4. Oscar Ukonu

Oscar Ukonu gained public consciousness when he started sharing photos of his works on social media (Oscar Ukonu)

Oscar
Ukonu is a brilliant self-taught Nigerian artist, who uses only a pen
to create stunning photorealistic portraits which take him an average of
100 to 120 hours to complete.
He shares his works and it’s process on social for fans to ogle.

5. Ayo Filade

Art by Ayo FIlade (Ayo FIlade)

Ayo
Filade, is an incredibly talented artist who refers to his style as a
mixture of the art movements, surrealism and hyperrealism.

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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