Young Ghanaian artist creates still life drawing of Nigeria ex-President  Goodluck Jonathan

Bright Kpoha draws goodluck jonathan

A young Ghanaian, Bright Kpoha, artistically known as Realpen pencil, on Tuesday entertained guests at Transcrorp Hilton, Abuja, where he did live drawing of image of former President, Goodluck Jonathan, from bill board, as he launched his book, “My Transition Hour”.

Kpoha, was being watched in an open space transforming Jonathan’s image into paper from the bill board placed in front of the Congress Hall, venue of the book launch.

He was able to attract attention of some of the people going into the hall as well as those denied entrance for not having formal invitation letter to the book launch.

Realpen Pencil creates live drawing of Goodluck
Realpen Pencil creates live drawing of Goodluck Jonathan

People gathered to watch Kpoha dramatise his drawing process, with his display of dancing, jumping and other skills as he drew Jonathan on Paper with pencils.

Bright Kpoha who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria after completing the drawing process said he was motivated into drawing the former President as part of his contribution to the book launch.

He said: “I just want to present this sketch and present it to former President Jonathan as a way of my contribution to the launching of his book ‘My Transition Hours’.”

He said that he had been in sketch drawing for the past 13 years and it took him an average of 50 minutes to transform an image on paper.

He added: “I did not check the time that I started this particular sketch but people watching me should know. I am sure this was not up to 50 minutes.”

The young Ghanaian said that his wish was to get one of the aides to the former President to help him present the sketched image to Jonathan as a gift.

Kpoha said he arrived Nigeria for a competition about two weeks ago and he decided to stay to explore his drawing talent in Nigeria.

Kpoha said he was born on March 24, 1998 at Akatsi in the Volta region of Ghana, but he grew up in Lome, Togo, where he lost his parents when he was a mere two-year-old.


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