A young Nigerian artist, Ekpa Ezekiel has gone viral on social media after making a drawing
of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN) Chief Ogwu James Onoja SAN (The Aagenyi-Attah of Igala Kingdom) whom he described as the “hope for the hopeless.”
The creative artwork for appreciation and award which was presented to Chief Ogwu James Onoja SAN, by the Ofante-born young artist (#Clever_JArts) on the 27th December 2021 has generated a lot of reactions on the social media.
The artwork was presented to Chief Onoja during the closing ceremony of the maiden Novelty Match played by Unyi-Ogugu son’s and daughters elite team (between Men squad and women squad) organized, sponsored and captained by Chief Ogwu James Onoja SAN, as a sideline event to the Unyi-Ogugu Annual Football tournament.
Unyi-Ogugu Annual Football tournament is an offshoot of Chief Ogwu James Onoja SAN community development initiatives, which organizes, sponsor, and host over 15 football team from various communities across Ogugu Land in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State to a play Annually at Ofante township football field.
According to a facebook user who made the post, Isah Olaiya, ‘’ No Professional training, yet Ezekiel Ekpa (#Clever_KArts) made this nearly perfect work for this great philantropist, Chief Ogwu James whom he admired his leadership qualities‘’
“Nigerians at talented,
Ezekiel is indeed a future artist….”
Ekpa AYEGBA- A Facebook user also write in reaction to the gift from the young artist:
“Congratulations to Cheif Ogwu James Onoja San (The Aagenyi-Attah of Igala Kingdom) for a honour well deserved.
His works for humanity resonates across board.
More grease to your elbow Sir.
Thank to Ekpa Ezekiel (#Clever_JArts) for the gifts.
Ofante youths appreciates all lovers of good”
Also, Intinitenews Etv – And online news platform, reported that :
“Young Nigerian boy draws perfect portrait of his mentor without having any single Art training !!”
“Raw Talent in Display(Nigerians got the talent)”
“No professional training, yet EKPA EZEKIEL made this nearly perfect art work for this great philanthropist Chief Ogbwu James Onoja, SAN whom he admired his leadership qualities.”
The Unyi-Ogugu Annual Football tournament ended yesterday 31st December 2021, with OFANTE ALL STARS ⭐ FC emerging victorious against UBELE BOMBERS FC and clinching the trophy 🏆 for the 4th consecutive time as defending champions.
Top dignitaries that attended the event include, Chief Sunday Ekpa Oboda, Ebute SAN, Egailo Friday, Barr Isaac Enemaku Ekpa , Barr Peter Idenyi, Onoja Simon Shaibu , Ochai Patrick Arome (Agali) , Adejo Egbita.