Hollywood actor and comedian, Kevin Hart, has purchased a pencil drawing of himself drawn by a Kaduna-based artist, Eli Waduba.
The multiple award actor, who made this known on Twitter], also commissioned additional drawings for three of his unnamed celebrity friends.
Waduba, a hyperrealistic pencil artist, started a campaign to get Hart’s attention on Tuesday by posting the artwork on his Twitter handle @Ewaduba.
He wrote, “My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf. Am a Nigerian, based in Kaduna. I am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like @Harinzeyart. Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you.”
The post, has since gathered over 13,000 retweets and 42,000 likes with fellow Nigerians posting the artwork on their social media pages to catch Hart’s attention.
However, Hart finally responded and offered the artist more work. He said, “I see it and I want to purchase it.
“I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work!”