- Haneefah Adam, a Nigerian artist, is making food leftovers into creative arts
- The Nigerian artist draws her inspiration from the society and employs food as materials
- Haneefah creates real brilliant portraits as well as she is good with culinary art forms
Haneefah Adam, a food artist, is not promoting the country image in a brilliant way, she doing so in the manner no many will think possible.
Haneefah, aged 28, is using food leftovers to make arts and beautiful portraits, adding that she has always been artistic all her life, CNN reports.
"I have always been artistic. Growing up, my mother said I had a flair for art," she said.
The food artist, trained as a medical scientist, first became famous in 2015 for making a hijab-wearing doll which she called Hijarbie.
Remaking food into art is a new creative career she is building, adding that she does regular portraits but that what really excites her is food.
She is inspired by general random things which include culture and life experiences, drawing her art ideas from things around her.
In 2016, the Nigerian artistes won a culinary exhibition that was targeted at exploring the artistic portrayal of the country’s local meals.
"Before the competition, my art was mostly random, and I was just documenting food on social media. But after winning, I started to think about actively making a living from food art," she said.
The competition marked a beginning in her pursuit of food art, where she has created food-pieces for different brands.
She hoped that in some years to come, she wants to be more present in the Nigeria’s art scene, including places like Lagos.
She said: "I want to partake in more exhibitions. I currently live in Kwara, northern Nigeria; it is difficult to make a mark in the country's art scene from here.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Faraday Okoro, a New York-based Nigerian-American filmmaker who motivation to go into filmmaking .
Faraday also attended some of the world's best universities with scholarships that attest to his academic excellence as an individual.
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