Osinbajo offers scholarship to a gifted physically-challenged artist


The VICE President Yemi Osinbajo, has offered the physically challenged Ms Abosede Okeowo, a United States (U.S.) online scholarship to enhance her skills.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the presentation was made recently at the palace of Oba Adekunle Adeagbo, the Oore of Otun-Ekiti in Ekiti.

The 27-year-old artist had presented to Osinbajo a pencil portrait of himself when he visited the Ooni of Ife in 2020.

In spite of her limitations, Okeowo focuses on her artistic skills and has gained recognition because of her talent.

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Okeowo, an indigene of Otun Ekiti in Ekiti State, had suffered an illness when she was a child which resulted in her current state of health.

A self-taught artist, who, driven by passion, nurtured her talent in drawing to her current stage of expertise and is now 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 statement said, was represented at the presentation by a team led by Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters.

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