Nigerian painter, Kehinde Wiley, who was commissioned to paint a portrait of former United States President Barack Obama, was last Thursday honoured with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal by Harvard University. Others who were similarly honoured for their good works in other fields include Florence Ladd, Kenneth Chenault, Shirley Ann Jackson, Pamela Joyner, Bryan Stevenson, Dave Chappelle, and Colin Kaepernick. Prince Charles to visit Nigeria, others Previous awards were conferred on Muhammad Ali in 2015 and Maya Angelou in 2014. The W.E.B. Du Bois Medal is Harvard’s highest honour in the field of African and African American studies.