Nigeria as a nation, is largely populated by talented and creative minds much like this young man who sketches portraits using made-in-Akwa Ibom pencils.
NAIJ.com came across some pictures of a talented Nigerian identified as Etuk Unyime, who creates beautifully sketched portraits using pencils.
Unyime who calls himself 'that pencil boy', recently got to meet the governor of his state, Governor Udom Emmanuel, when he went to present a sketched photo of him.
According to Unyime, he uses 'made-in-Akwa Ibom' pencils for his sketches, as he is a believer in made-in-Nigeria products.
Sharing the post on Facebook, Unyime said:
"#thatPencilBoy. Pencil piece of Governor Udom Emmanuel.
In my search for people to connect and favour me, I discovered that I am at the first position to connect and favour myself. When I was a kid, I had this burning passion for creative and challenging things. I remember stealing comic books just to draw the characters. I still remember offering myself in secondary school to be flocked in front of ss3 students who were drawing so I could see what they were doing. I remember being mocked because I drew rubbish. I remember buying pencils upon pencils, watching tutorial videos in lecture room, skipping classes to go and practice how to shade well. I remember getting a job and drawing up to 10 pieces only to select the best one out of it.
The story goes on and on. The product of what you have been seeing now is as a result of the past effort. I promised myself that I will never give up, and I want to thank all my 5000 friends on fb here. You guys have been so supportive, and to my boss Mr. Raphael Edem, I say God bless you and your family immensely.
That drawing was done strictly with akees pencil and charcoal. I am from akwa ibom and I support made in Akwa Ibom product.
I am open for interviews and endorsement please help my destiny mbok. God bless you all."
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The made-in-Akwa Ibom pencils (akees), are made in 5 factories which are owned by the Akwa Ibom State Government floated under the Akwa Ibom Enterprise and Employment Scheme (AKEES).
Meanwhile, see another talented boy who sketches prominent Nigerians: