Mandela and Nkrumah come alive on AU Day at the Osu Oxford Street Mall

Brush stroke after brush stroke, it took the genius of multi-talented artist Mohammed Awudu to bring alive a smiling Nelson Mandela and a forward-looking Kwame Nkrumah on a canvas in front of the Osu Shopping Mall. Dubbed, the Africa Day Live Graffiti & Mural Painting, the Osu Oxford Street acknowledged the struggles that led toContinue reading “Mandela and Nkrumah come alive on AU Day at the Osu Oxford Street Mall”

Bleaching creams to flood Ghana as Cote d’Ivoire, Mecca of its production bans the products

Days after a ban was issued by Ghana’s neighbour, Cote d’Ivoire, on skin lightening products, the mantle has been passed onto the government of Ghana to heighten its checks on the influx of such harmful products onto the Ghanaian market. Cote d’Ivoire, notable for the production of assorted skin lightening products, banned them because ofContinue reading “Bleaching creams to flood Ghana as Cote d’Ivoire, Mecca of its production bans the products”

Samuel Tete Katchan paintings at Francophonie Festival 2015

The 2015 Francophonie Festival held at the Alliance Francaise in Accra in March displayed a number of artworks. Our spotlight today is on the paintings of Togolese artist based in Ghana, Samuel Tete Our spotlight today is on the paintings of Togolese artist based in Ghana, Samuel Tete Katchan. They were displayed at the Art Studio ofContinue reading “Samuel Tete Katchan paintings at Francophonie Festival 2015”

Accra gives Jazz legend, Earl Klugh, a standing ovation

Characterized by an outpour of Jazz enthusiasts, the Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival in Accra savoured live the all-time favourite records of legendary Jazz musician, Earl Klugh, who himself was stunned by the warm reception at the Accra International Conference Centre on February 19-20, 2015. With songs including Midnight in San Juan, Heartstring, Wishful Thinking, VonettaContinue reading “Accra gives Jazz legend, Earl Klugh, a standing ovation”

Bringing creative artworks to the people, Ghana’s ‘Art Prophet’ paves the way

The creative arts industry in Ghana receives the least of attention from policy makers and the public who have lost interest in the art hence killing the talents of many creative artists at the expense of the performing arts. In Accra, the only place that comes to mind when creative artworks are needed is theContinue reading “Bringing creative artworks to the people, Ghana’s ‘Art Prophet’ paves the way”