• August 26, 2019

How my teacher discouraged me from becoming an artist—Lagos RRS boss, Tunji Disu

Mr. Olatunji Disu receiving his Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait from Star Artist Alesh Akeem

The Commander of Lagos state Rapid Response Squad, RRS, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu has received
hyper-realistic penciled portrait from Nigeria’s leading Pencil Artist, Alesh Akeem.
 The Celebrity artist presented
the artistic piece to the astute Police Officer in commendation for the RRS
swift response to situations, and solution to security challenges in Lagos State.

The RRS Commander in a short
remark while expressing his gratitude for the artistic piece said, “I feel happy when people honour the members
of the Nigerian Police Force, it means they appreciate the entire Police Force
and what we do; and when people appreciate us, we feel loved and encouraged
even to do more. Our duty is to serve and protect.”

The Artist hands over his portrait gift to the Police boss

 While ACP Olatunji Disu also commented on Alesh Akeem’s work, he recalled how he used to be a fantastic
artist back in secondary school but his teacher discouraged him.
 “I used to draw in secondary school you know and I was pretty good at
it, but then I got discouraged by my teacher when he told me being an artist
won’t amount to anything tangible in future”.
  The RRS boss disclosed.
“So now it gives me joy when I see the wonders young people
like Alesh Akeem can do with art”.

 He added.

Alesh Akeem honors the RRS boss with a befitting portrait gift

ACP Olatunji Disu
however expressed his gratitude to his family for ‘donating’ him into the Nigeria Police Force and encouraged
Nigerians to love and support policemen as well as see them as friends in the
society rather than enemies.

‘Sir, let the portrait sit here’ Alesh tells Mr. Disu at the encounter

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