Mr Adebayo Seun, a 200 level fine arts student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on Saturday, September 5, sold a portrait of Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state, which he painted in just two minutes for N2million.
The portrait, painted during Kaduna Emerging Young Leaders Summit which took place in Kaduna, was bought through an auction in just five minutes by Rep. Mohammed Mamadi (APC-Igabi).
Seun told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he has never made this much from a painting.
“The highest I ever made was N500, 000. I really thanked the organisers of the event for this life changing opportunity. I am so happy and feel so encouraged,’’ he said.
Another artist, Abubakar Umar created a pencil drawing of the governor.
The platform is geared towards giving youth a platform to hear, learn, engage and collaborate with young professionals on academic, decision making, and advocacy for societal change and development,’’ he said.