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Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by johnnyvid: 1:12am On Oct 18
Artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his paintings of African-Americans and reinterpretations of classic artworks, has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
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At the end of each presidency, the museum partners with the White House to commission one official portrait of the President and First Lady.
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Michelle Obama selected artist Amy Sherald, who is known for her life-size paintings of African-Americans, to paint her portrait, the museum announced Friday.
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Both Obamas’ portraits will be unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in 2018, where they will be added to the museum’s permanent collection.
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Kehinde was born to a Nigerian dad and an African-American mom. As a child, his mother supported his interest in art and enrolled him in after-school art classes.
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Kehinde did not grow up with his father, and at the age of 20 traveled to Nigeria to explore his roots and meet him. He earned his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999 and his MFA from Yale University, School of Art in 2001.

source:http://www.pressnewsng.com.ng/2017/10/obama-chooses-nigerian-artist-kehinde.html

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by johnnyvid: 1:13am On Oct 18
congratuations bro.

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by johnnyvid: 1:14am On Oct 18
you have really make us proud. Nigerians are happy.

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by shukuokukobambi: 1:16am On Oct 18
Congrats to this worthy Omoluabi and excellent Nigerian grin

More expressions to your brushes grin

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by shukuokukobambi: 1:18am On Oct 18
johnnyvid:
you have really make us proud. Nigerians are happy.
johnnyvid:
cc lala.sticlala cc OA.MJ4 cc my.nd44
johnnyvid:
congratuations bro.

Only you OP, only you first, second and third to comment angry

If this isn't corruption, Diezani must be innocent!! angry

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by Ugoeze2016: 1:29am On Oct 18
Congratulations, Nigerians making us proud home and abroad

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by muriunited(m): 1:32am On Oct 18
Good news, Congratulations bro.

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by addavez: 1:33am On Oct 18
wao

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by ishowdotgmail(m): 3:13am On Oct 18
Kehinde is an Omoluabi grin

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by ettybaba(m): 4:44am On Oct 18
Omo wa ni.

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by chris4gold(m): 4:57am On Oct 18
Where is Taiwo?

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by modelmike7(m): 5:13am On Oct 18
ART IS LIFE!!

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by Fxmanager(m): 5:20am On Oct 18
Honestly we have tried.

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by DanielsParker(m): 6:51am On Oct 18
nice. he made that drawing behind him? so real. Art is really wonderful

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by olumidejosh: 6:52am On Oct 18
KEHINDE wiley

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by neonly: 6:53am On Oct 18
Useless Obama
Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by onatisi(m): 6:53am On Oct 18
Another afonja vs ipob thread

Make I carry my stool come siddon here grin

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by Tamass: 6:53am On Oct 18
Kudos to you all hardworking fellows out there... smiley

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by modelmike7(m): 6:54am On Oct 18
chris4gold:
Where is Taiwo?
He plays soccer, once a defender for Nigeria, his name is Taye Taiwo!!

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by Tobilastik(m): 6:54am On Oct 18
good for him

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by serikiYCU(m): 6:54am On Oct 18
Nigeria is a blessed Nation only if we can put our heads together and progress

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by smartistics(m): 6:54am On Oct 18
He is from southwest. Well done sir.

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by emmabest2000(m): 6:55am On Oct 18
Starting a new day with GoodNews is Awesome!

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by walosky(m): 6:55am On Oct 18
I wish they had awarded it to Nsikak Essien
Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by ybalogs(m): 6:55am On Oct 18
Obama is a Yoruba man!!!

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by Franco2017(m): 6:55am On Oct 18
As a child, his mother supported his interest in art and enrolled him in after-school art classes.

Make your passion, your profession and work will become play.

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by ybalogs(m): 6:56am On Oct 18
More like Obama is a Nigerian.
Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by flyca: 6:56am On Oct 18
Nigerians like famzing sha.
Having a Nigerian name is not the same as being a Nigerian!
He came to Nigeria (the first time) when he was 20. Nigeria did not make him!

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Re: Obama Chooses Kehinde Wiley For His Official Presidential Portrait by Settingz321(m): 6:56am On Oct 18
well that doesn't make him an automatic billions, is America, not Nigeria it's only in Nigeria that Aso rock painter charge in billions





Nigeria under develop country but can spend more than developed countries

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