4 major changes made to the official portraits of Buhari, Osinbajo

by Kolapo Olapoju

The official portraits of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, have been changed.

Why?- Simply because Nigerians had issues with the old portraits.

After taking a careful look at the old and new portraits, we managed to determine the 4 major changes made.




President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari

1. Smile

In the old portrait, Buhari seemed unamused at the prospect of inheriting a nation immersed in debt. He simply had little joy, however, in the new portrait, joy was evident in his soul as he smiled a little.


2. Ears

The President-elect’s right ear was hardly noticeable in the first portrait, but in the new one, it (the ear) stood proudly in front of the flag.


3. Younger-looking

Most of the comments the first portrait generated was the fact that Buhari looked very old(his age) in the photo. Apparently, the President-elect’s people listened and made him look a decade younger in the new portrait.


4. Zoomed out

It goes without saying that the another difference between the old and new portraits is that the former was more zoomed in while the latter is more zoomed out.


Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo

1. Smile

In the old portrait, the Professor bared an award-winning smile, however, in the new portrait, the smile completely disappeared.


2. Photoshop

A few touches here and there with the help of Adobe Photoshop made the new portrait of the Vice President-elect, look very different from the old one. In the first portrait, he looked exactly like himself, while in the second portrait, he looked a lot fresher.


3. Lips

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria had his lips open in the first portrait, obviously because of his smile, but in the new portrait, his lips were nearly-clenched and seemingly white-with-cold.


4. The ears as well

In the old portrait, Osinbajo’s left ear was totally amiss, gone, nowhere to be found, however, in the new portrait, the ears made a triumphant return.

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