Young Artist Sheilah Sheldone quest to meet DP William Ruto

Talented artist Sheilah Sheldone has a portrait she wants to give to the Deputy President.

The 10-year old Sheilah from Mombasa has been painting since she was five years. She’s also a gifted musician and poet who has had the opportunity to perform for Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. She has also met Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

A multi-talented prodigy, Sheilah is bright and a confident communicator who speaks impeccable English to the envy of many her age and even older.

She says it took her almost a week to do the painting which she intends to give to the Deputy President. It shows Dr. William Ruto kneeling on one knee, looking up to the skies with his thumbs up. The painting also has a Bible on the top left considering it is the DP’s favourite Book.

Below is a tweet Sheilah made to the DP.

Thousands of social media users have expressed their support for Sheilah Sheldone praising her works and retweeting them to reach a wider audience.

Through her amazing pieces of art, Sheilah has travelled far and wide. On top of her studies and art, she also runs the Sheilah Sheldone Arts Social Change Foundation. The foundation supports mentally ill kids, vulnerable children and widows.

Depending on the size, material used and time taken to do a painting, Sheilah sells her paintings from Kshs. 3,000 to 30,000.

As a Musician, below is a song she has done about the Corona Covid-19.


Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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