Osinbajo offers scholarship to gifted physically challenged artist




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Vice President Yemi has offered a gifted physically challenged artist, Ms Abosede Okeowo, a scholarship to enhance her skills.

’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, a Sunday Abuja, said the presentation made recently at the palace Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, the Oore Otun- .

The 27-year-old artist had presented to a pencil portrait himself during his courtesy visit to the Ooni Ife 2020.

Inspite her limitations, Okeowo focuses her artistic skills and has gained recognition because her talent.

Okeowo, an indigene of Otun in , had suffered an illness when she a which resulted in her current of health.

A self-taught artist , driven by passion, nurtured her talent in drawing to her current stage of expertise and is known for making drawings of many dignitaries.


Okeowo first caught the attention of the vice president when she drew a portrait of his wife, Dolapo.

She yet again enthralled Osinbajo with her skills when she drew and presented a lifelike portrait of him.

Osinbajo, the said, represented at the presentation by a team led by Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President Political Matters.


Also in the team was Dr Ebi Awosika, Senior Technical Assistant to the Vice President on Community Engagement.

In her remarks, Awosika expressed gratitude to God for Okeowo, saying was just the beginning of greatness for the young artist.

She presented to the talented artiste a special wheelchair, laptop and a scholarship in Hyper-Realistic Portrait Course, a virtual course offered through an American programme.

“This scholarship will help Okeowo to realise her dreams and desire to own an establishment where she can teach others how to draw and help those are physically challenged to also fulfill their life ambitions,” the quoted her as saying.

In his remarks, Adeagbo, received the delegation on behalf of Okeowo’s family and Otun Ekiti community expressed gratitude to the vice president and his wife for making life meaningful for the artist and her family.

(NAN)