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Gambian Artist Ebrima Gains Recognition for Unique Artwork

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Gambian Artist Ebrima Gains Recognition for Unique Artwork
Gambian Artist Ebrima Gains Recognition for Unique Artwork

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Ebrima, a young Gambian and talented artist, is gaining recognition for his unique style of art – building an entire estate out of cartoons.

Using a combination of acrylic paint, markers, rubbers and pencils, Ebrima creates a colorful and detailed landscape of a fictional estate. The artwork is filled with characters, cars many of them inspired by his own life and the people he has met.
The artwork is comprises of 20 charlets, one security post, one stadium, a market place which he structured in the middle of the estate.
The artwork has sparked reactions from many people, some of whom have never seen anything like it before. Ebrima says that he hopes his art will inspire others to be creative and to use their imaginations.
“How much to sleep in one of these house” one of the facebook users commented on the post.

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Ebrima’s art has been featured in several exhibitions and galleries, and he has been receiving more and more attention for his work. His art has even been featured in international publications, introducing his work to a whole new audience.

Ebrima’s art is a celebration of Gambian culture and a reminder that art can be used to express ideas and feelings. He hopes that his artwork will help to create more understanding and appreciation of Gambian culture and art.

As Ebrima continues to create more art, there is no doubt that his work will continue to spark reactions and inspire more people to be creative.

The post has so far gathered over thousands of reactions commending Ebrima’s artwork.

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Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing. Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA). After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe. In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback. As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa. Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation. Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.
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