US elections: African artist paints portrait of Trump in traditional clothing

US elections: African artist paints portrait of Trump in traditional clothing

- Peter Udoakang is an artist who painted a portrait of President Donald Trump in an attempt to bring the politician closer to the people of Africa

- The 23-year-old Nigerian man says Trump's approach to governing appeals to the people of this country

- In the portrait, Trump was decked in a gold-trimmed red agbada (traditional Nigerian clothing) and the piece of art was hung on a wall in a Lagos restaurant

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An artist identified as Peter Udoakang has created a portrait of President Donald Trump in an agbada, a flowing robe worn by Yoruba men.

The portrait of the United States president and candidate of the Republican Party in the presidential election was hung on a wall in a posh eatery in Lagos state, Reuters reports.

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The 23-year-old artist said he painted President Trump to bring him closer to Africans. President Trump has a lot of supporters on the continent and some of them have made their views on why they are supporting the 74-year-old politician known.

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President Donald Trump is running for re-election on the platform of the Republican Party. Photo credit: Reuters
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Udoakang said President Trump’s “radical” approach to governing appealed to Nigerians, who are used to working hard in a tough economy.

Apart from Udoakang who spoke highly of the US president, a driver identified as Michael Onyeonoro said Nigeria needs a leader like Donald Trump. He said:

“If we have a person like Trump, Nigeria will be a better place to stay. There will be no need of going outside the country.”

In other election news, Briefly.co.za reported on Eminem's fans coming out in support of Joe Biden and believing the rapper's endorsement helped him win the state of Michigan.

Eminem fans believe that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s win in Michigan is thanks to Eminem rallying for him. Fans apparently listened to their favourite rapper and voted Biden.

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Joe Biden has a lot of big-name celebrities on his side who have helped rake in votes. Some of these support him purely because they hold Donald Trump in such distain. Eminem is a Biden supporter and did the most to help secure votes in Michigan.

Eminem even went as far as using a line from one of his most well-known tracks, Lose Yourself, to help endorse Biden.

“We have one shot. One opportunity. One moment. Don't miss the chance — vote.”

This movement really touched the hearts of many and got a lot of Eminem fans out there voting for the Democrat. Biden won Michigan with 50.3% of votes. Trump could not believe it and is furiously demanding recounts in key states, filing a lawsuit to stop ballots from being counted in Michigan.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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