The US comedian Kevin Hart has bought his own portrait from Nigerian hyper-realist artist Eli Waduba Yusuf.
Yusuf tweeted out his pencil portrait, tagging Hart in the hope that the actor might see the finished product.
My name is Eli Waduba Yusuf
Am a Nigerian, based in kaduna. Am a hyperrealism PENCIL Artist, I hope to become like @Harinzeyart. Please Retweet, let @KevinHart4real see it, thank you pic.twitter.com/oYYUQxbK5e
— Eli Waduba (@EWaduba) February 25, 2019
Hart tweeted Yusuf directly to tell him he not only wanted to buy the portrait, but also commission Yusuf to draw portraits of a few of his celebrity friends.
I see it and I want to purchase it…I also want to support you and your amazing talent by giving you a fee to do a pencil drawing of 3 of my celebrity friends that I can gift it to. DM your info and let’s get to work! https://t.co/ImOYa0UNlL
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) February 27, 2019
The reaction to Hart’s reply had more than 310k likes in the first 24 hours with people tweeting their congratulations to Yusuf and wishing him well.
There is speculation as to who the celebrity friends are that Hart would like Yusuf to draw.
Some thought that it could be ex-wrestler turned actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. One Twitter user said: “The Rock is about to have a great drawing of himself.”