- Ennock taught himself art while he was living in a shack and unable to afford tertiary education
- He creatively paints well-known figures with Ricoffy
- Nestle has now recognised his talents and is helping him open an art studio to empower youth
Self-taught visual artist, Ennock Mlangeni, uses coffee as his artistic medium and has become known as ‘Coffee-Bae’ by his adoring fans on social media. Now, thanks to his hard work and his excellent use of social media to promote his talents, Ennock has been given the opportunity to make his dream of opening an art studio a reality.
As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, Ennock dreamed of owning his own art studio. Thanks to his excellent artistic and marketing skills, Ennock is now making that dream a reality, with the help of coffee manufacturers, Nestle.
Ennock was been recognised by Nestle, the manufacturers of the popular coffee brand he uses in lieu of paint, and has become an online sensation, winning competitions and being featured on TV.
Nestle confirmed that Ennock was signing a contract with Nestle and would soon start construction on The Shack Art Studios, City Press reported.
Ennock developed his talent despite his difficult circumstances living in a shack alone after his parents passed away. Passionate about art and painting, the resilient young man taught himself how to create beautiful and creative paintings while living in a shack in the Free State, Briefly.co.za found.
He finished school but was unable to study further because he didn’t have the money or financial assistance. But artists are born not made, and Ennock refused to let his lack of opportunities and privilege hinder his artistic growth.
Now, Ennock wants to help other young artists from the township to reach for the stars and make their dreams a reality. He hopes his studio will be a space where young artists can develop their skills and empower their community.
Refusing to settle and become complacent now that he has achieved one of his goals, Ennock has now set his sights on the next challenge. He hopes to start a national academy and is looking for sponsors and investors.
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