Meet Daudi!

Illustrator
Daudi Eliah

 

Age

19 years, eldest of 5 siblings

 

Lives

Tanzania

 

Favourite hobbies/ interests

My favourite hobby other than drawing is doing acrobatics

 

How long have you been drawing or creating art?

I started drawing seriously when I was in Kindergarten. My kindergarten teacher is the one who encouraged me to continue in the industry of drawing. She once told us to draw a pig. My drawing according to her was the best drawing. From this I got the energy to proceed because she acknowledged my work.

The person who inspired me was my fellow pupil in 2009, when he drew a nice picture of the president of our country, Jakaya M.KiKwete.

I have never attended any drawing competitions.

My teachers are always picking me to help draw complex drawings on the body.

I really like drawing. I like drawing pictures showing human beings.

My dream would be to become famous worldwide for my drawings.

 

What do you like about the story “A Shooting Star”?

When people are acknowledged in whatever thing they are doing. It makes them improve, do better and they are encouraged to continue.

 

What does it mean to you to be part of this book with the other child illustrators around the world?

I am very, very happy to be part of this book

 

How have you used the shooting star with your family or friends?

I used it by telling them to give me “five’ ( or a fist shake) instead of the star

 

What advice would you give children or teenagers about going for your dreams?

Respect the parents, teachers and the people around them.

 

As a wise teenager, what message to you think humanity/humans needs to hear right now.

To work very hard

 

Name one person in your life who you would love to give a shooting star to. Why?

My father, because he is the only one parent taking care of me.

 

Social media

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Contact

mwasengac@gmail.com       phone: +255766459791

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