Cardi B meets Nigeria’s celebrity pencil artist Alesh Akeem, receives pencil portrait of herself

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Sensational American rapper Cardi B on Sunday met with Nigeria’s celebrity pencil artist Alesh Akeem in the commercial city of Lagos where she performed at the weekend.

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Cardi B, her team, and the pencil artist met at the Eko Hotel and Suites and held private discussions.

A statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. said the discussions were centered around how to move Africa’s creative industry forward, especially in the areas of art and craft.

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“During their meeting, Celebrity Artist, Alesh Akeem, also gifted the American rapper a Hyper-realistic pencil portrait of herself which she later posted on her Instagram story,” the statement said.

Cardi B meets Nigeria's celebrity pencil artist Alesh Akeem, receives pencil portrait of herself
Cardi B meets Nigeria’s celebrity pencil artist Alesh Akeem, receives pencil portrait of herself

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Alesh Akeem’s management, the RedAce Company, did not say much about their talks. “We really can’t say much for now, but we can assure you something big is in the pipeline slated for early year 2020; no one will see it coming”.

Alesh Akeem is famous for creating pencil portraits of international celebrities. He has been commissioned by the likes of Rio Ferdinand, The Migos, Jidenna, Ciara, T-Pain, J-Cole, Wizkid, and many more.

Cardi B, a former strip dancer, stormed a strip in Lagos at the weekend and was given a sweet lap dance, reports said.

She is on her first African tour to perform in Nigeria and Ghana before returning to New York.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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