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Draw me a picture

By Martina Kwenda

Brandon was very lucky because he was enrolled in a school that accommodated art from form 1 to 6 at Churchill Boys High. However, he didn’t write an exam as his mother didn’t allow him for reasons she never explained. However, with all that experience it is shocking to know that he only became good at drawing faces in 2020 so the practice does make perfect indeed.

Brandon is very grateful to the owner of Ethelartconnect, Ruvimbo Kadyevu, for the support she has given him. She has helped him even beyond his career so she’s the reason why he dreams of becoming a huge success so he can also help upcoming artists like him.

Life, in general, hasn`t been nice to Brandon but he continues to thrive through it all. He lost his mother in 2015 and due to hardships, he was forced to leave his daily job and take up art as a full-time job.  This wasn’t easy as but it had to be done and through God’s provision, he says he has made it, he has met famous people and public figures because of his art.

He has never had it easy but as the breadwinner, at a very young age, he is the breadwinner of his family and art has made it possible to attend to the basic needs of his siblings. He says art has made him closer to his family and they are the ones that give him support. His family consists of his three sisters, older brother, father, and step-mother and they give him strength. He also has three friends that support him immensely. His mother was always his biggest supporter and is the reason why he has held steadfast to his dreams.

Brandon is so proud and grateful to have been able to participate in exhibitions hosted by Ethelartconnect.  He did appearances at Alliance Francaise and at Kentucky Hotel. And the motivation lays behind the dream to be his own boss He hoped in a few years he will be his own boss.

His words of advice to upcoming artists are Proverbs 18: 16 “A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.”

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