Doctor by Day, Artist by Night, Fola David Shares His inspiring Story

Redefining the Arts space is Fola David, a Nigerian Speed Painter, and talented hyperrealist artist.

A medical doctor, who doubles as a visual artist, he has been recognized by international platforms including the BBC. He was at the MTN Pulse exclusive unveil held on Friday, November 27, 2020.

As part of MTN Nigeria’s new campaign, geared towards inspiring self-awareness and authenticity among youths, Fola David shared his story of growth, resilience, and determination to see his dreams come alive.

Speaking at the virtual event, he commended MTN Nigeria for their efforts in constantly lending a voice for the youths and urging them to become their authentic selves.

According to Fola, the #DoYou campaign resonates with him and is at the very core of his brand.

“When I heard about MTN’s #DoYou campaign, I got excited because it was a message that resonated at the core of my beliefs. Seven years ago, I was being pressured to decide whether to become a medical doctor or an artist. I decided to follow both passions to become the best doctor and the best artist there was.

Fast forward to today, I have been recognized by the Nigerian Medical Association as the Young Physician of the Year, 2020, nominated for the Future Awards Africa Prize for Arts and Culture, among other recognitions. This all happened because I decided to do me. I believe that anyone can be loud, low-key, or both. I chose to be both.”

The new MTN Pulse #DoYou campaign features a television commercial and radio jingle which encourage Nigerian youths to embrace authenticity and push for their dreams.

MTN Pulse is a prepaid tariff plan that allows customers to enjoy low call rates across all local networks in Nigeria, nightlife bundles of up to 2GB for N200 and get points, which are exchanged for free Data.

MTN customers can text 406 to 131 or dial 4061# or 1232*2# to join MTN Pulse.

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