Richard Ginika Izuora
The National Council for Art and Culture would immortalize Kelechi Iheanacho, the Leicester City forward in Nigerian embassies across the world.
Director general of the NCAC has described Iheanacho’s celebration as a representation of Nigerian culture.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s iconic FA Cup celebration wirh the Nigerian flag wrapped around him is set to be immortalized by the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC),
NCAC Director General, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said that the work of art of the Leicester City striker in that manner should go into the hall of fame and Art Gallery. Runsewe added that Iheanacho’s work of art will be presented to the Ministers of Information and Culture, the Youth and Sports Development.
The Director General also stressed that Nigerian embassies across the world, Leicester City’s the museum will also have the iconic painting of the 24-year-old. He then called for entries from Nigeria visual artists to graphically immortalize Iheanacho wrapping himself round the Nigerian flag after the Foxes FA Cup win.
“During the FA Cup final played at the famous Wembley Stadium, a powerful and fascinating merger between culture and sports showcased itself. The final between Chelsea and Leicester City, a unique, spectacular and outstanding show of patriotism was on display. “It came in the manner of Kelechi Iheanacho was soaked in love for Nigeria. Fully wrapped in Nigerian green-white-green colours, he carried on his head, a cultural basket of victory to celebrate Leicester success, the Nigerian Cultural way.”