Another Nigerian artist identified as Arinze Stephen Ekwuide took to his Twitter account to share a pencil painting of popular Nigerian rapper Phyno.
Often times, creative Nigerians put out their works on social media with the hope that someone willing to invest, help or patronize them would see it. It is a common practice among talented artist to paint portraits of their favourite celebrities and post it on social media.
This move has helped many of these artist grow and be known both at home and abroad. we had recently reported that Hollywood comic actor Kevin Hart had promised to help a Nigerian artist who painted a portrait of him.
Nigerians celebrated with the artist and many even thanked the actor for his kindness. It could be assumed that many Nigerian artists who were moved by what Hart did have also decided to follow in the footsteps of the lucky artist.
My drawing of Nigeria veteran artist @phynofino
— Arinze Edeziuno Artist (@edeziuno_art) February 28, 2019
This move by the artist caused the rapper and many Nigerians to react. Phyno replied the young artist by acknowledging his work, expressing that he did a good job.
2 mad bro 🏆🏆 https://t.co/ttt5oMFEgi
— EZEGE 1 (@phynofino) February 28, 2019
Nigerians who saw the rapper’s reply however stated that he should also help like Kevin Hart did with the other artist.
So that’s all you’ll say? And you are taller than Kelvin oooo🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️
— Name cannot be blank (@hackSultan) February 28, 2019
You will not hook him up with your friends??
— SAINt✝️🍀 (@LRFJodye) February 28, 2019
Others just laughed about his reply and another Twitter user expressed that everyone cannot be like the Hollywood actor.
Baba give the guy 2 champions league cups 😂
— Ọláwálé 🇳🇬 🇺🇦 (@walecoker65) February 28, 2019
You don't expect everyone to act the same. That's why they are different.
Kevin Hart did his right from his heart, so let his heart lead.💕
— L A S H P O P. N G (@Ivon_melody) February 28, 2019