Citizen Reporter
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4 Sep 2021
5:40 am

Dream come true: Young visual artist strikes a deal with Porsche

Citizen Reporter

But it’s a long way out of poverty to the wheel of a slick German supercar

Artist Nelson Makamo personalises his Porsche 911 with unique painting style. Picture Facebook

As a kid growing up in dusty rural Modimolle in Limpopo, Nelson Makamo built wire cars… and dreamed big dreams. One day, he vowed, I will own that beautiful Porsche 911. But it’s a long way out of poverty to the wheel of a slick German supercar… and Makamo had only his love for art to equip him for the journey. But his mother was his rock and inspiration, keeping the faith and telling him repeatedly he could be successful through art. Today, his dream has come true. He is a world-renowned visual artist with an impressive list of clients,...