Unknown Kenyan artist on Saturday February 29, gained international recognition from a US TV personality.
It all started when the artist, Collins Omondi Okello, created a pencil drawing of Steve Harvey, the famous US TV personality famed for his daytime TV show dubbed ‘Steve’.
The piece of art was a portrait of Harvey with a full reflection, wrinkled eyes filled with mirth and his signature moustache.
Omondi then posted the drawing online with the caption, ‘Pencil drawing in progress of Steve Harvey by me, with love from Kenya. Help me tag him so he can see it.’ He then tagged
Jalang’o shared the drawing and challenged online users to make 1000 comments that would compel Harvey to comment on the drawing.
It did not take long before the famous US media Steve Harvey responded with an uplifting message to the Kenyan artist.
“Everyone has a God-given gift. This is what following your gift looks like, just incredible,” wrote Harvey.
Jalang’o’s co-host, Alex Mwakideu, responded immediately the painting got noticed by the US media maestro.
“Steve Harvey come right here! You won’t believe this my brother! I know we always talk on the phone about doing a show focusing on the talent Africans have… Let’s start with this young man called Omondi,” shared Mwakideu.
Other media personalities and Kenyans on twitter (KOT) took the opportunity to raise Omondi’s business insisting that the best way for US TV personality to appreciate is to buy the portrait.