Halala: SA artist Nelson Makamo becomes international sensation

Halala: SA artist Nelson Makamo becomes international sensation

- Nelson Makamo has become a global sensation after his work was displayed on the cover of Time Magazine

- In a recent interview with Trevor Noah, the Limpopo artist opened up about himself

- Makamo went from being a small-town boy to a world-renowned artist

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Earlier this year, Briefly.co.za reported on the amazing achievement of Nelson Makamo - a South African artist who featured on the cover of Time Magazine.

The issue is a showcase of artistic talent and is even guest edited by Ava DuVernay, a filmmaker and fan of the talented artist. In 2017, she purchased pieces by Nelson.

However, Makamo did not just have 30 seconds in the spotlight and then disappeared. No, he went on to become an international sensation in the art world.

Since having his art displayed on Time Magazine, Makamo went to Harvard as a guest scholar and he even met with Oprah Winfrey - a moment he detailed in an interview with SA's own Trevor Noah.

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The interview was shared The Daily Show through Trevor Noah's YouTube page last month and it gathered over 342 000 views.

"Nelson Makamo describes how he went from a small-town boy to a world-renowned artist and lays out his mission to portray Africa in a more optimistic light," the video's description read.

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Take a look at the interview below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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