#CreatePreneurAfrica Africa , Ghana’s Danny Arthurz – GHANA’S digital painting shine of innovation

 

A force to be reckoned with, sparkled by a quest for indefinite excellence with GHANA'S Daniel Arthur defines the world of graphic design and digital  painting. The renowned'çelebrity'artist'has worked with a wide range of Ghanaian and international public profiles.

His highlighted prowess in the world of art was presenting past and present presidents of Ghana with paintings. These include Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawling, Ex-president John Agyekum Kuffour, current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as well as the first lady Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo Addo.

Many renowned public profiles have been honored with paintings including Bola Ray of the EIB Network Group, Nana Ama Mcbrown and Ama K. Abebrese who are actresses and Eddie Nartey, an actor, Benny Blanco a TV Presenter, Anthony Karbo, an MP, and a wide range of others.

Specializing in portraits and caricatures he has been motivated from continuous positive feedback from local and international design communities, as well as social media sharing ideas and learning from other artists

With these associations, he has secured a design contract with a London-based company, Zipped Multimedia and is currently the brain behind the design works and branding of  UK based Train2inspire Consultancy and S4L Consult

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica –  Danny Arthurz, defining  Ghana’s shine in digital design!

 

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

Well, I will say Itʼs God who drives me to work hard. I believe God is the master of all creativity and since he has deposited that creativity in me too, it propels me to work extra hard.

Well, my true passion in life is art and music. Music is good for the soul and for that matter, when I am painting with music I get a lot of inspiration and also the edge to work hard.

How did you find your passion and how old were you?

Growing up art has always been something that I really admire. But I wasnʼt so much into it because my educational background didnʼt give me that opportunity to learn at my early stage in life.

I became passionate about art when I met one guy who really inspired me to work extra- hard at my tertiary level. (Takoradi Technical University). I was 20 years of age when I really discovered my passion for art. This guy is a traditional painter and I  am a  graphic designer so I couldnʼt learn the traditional painting, so he started teaching me the fundamentals of digital painting.

Thatʼs when I re-realized how much am good in my field. I decided to visit online to learn more about Digital painting on YouTube.

 

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

Luck of financial support.

What drove you to make money from your passion?

I believe a lot can be done with social media when you look at the bright side of it. The positive feedback I had from social media- drove me to m-make money from my passion.

I realized a lot of people were interested in artwork and some of them encouraged me to work hard. And thatʼs when I realized I have to turn it into business. There are some people I talked to on Facebook that also helped me to get to where I am today and one person that I remember now is OSCAR Bimpong who is an inspirational speaker, This man took it upon himself and connected me to the right people.

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

After my national service in Ghana, I started making money from it in the year 2015. And Ghanaians had an interest in my artwork after my artwork was recommended by some Ghanaian top celebrities and men of high esteem.

What kept you going when you thought of giving up?

I realized the people were interested in it and they were demanding for theirs too. At a point in time, some wanted to pay less for my artwork because they thought it was digital artwork. So I needed to brand myself well to penetrate through the market with my brand.

What motivated you to be even more successful?

Itʼs the determination behind my passion which is the drive to attention greater ambitions, And also to develop my talent to become a profession.

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What do you have to say to all that doubted you?

Itʼs better not to be moved by negativity. Itʼs better to focus more on the positive life, than to lay emphasis on negativity.

What advise do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you? 

Be passionate about what you do, work with determination. Stay focused, associate yourself with people who can help you and finally ……Develop your talent into a profession.

#CreatepreneurAfrica- ‘Afrodazzled’ Kenyan Artist Cyrus Kabiru- “C-Stunner Spectacular Spectacles”

Trashy Business- Give trash a second Chance .

Cyrus Kabiru

Electronic refuse dumps in the Nairobi, the capital of Kenya was a stepping stone for Cyrus Kabiru as he gave dumped materials new life.

 

His creative pathways embody soul playfulness and inspire the  Nairobi youth and creatives alike.

C. Kabiru

 

He steps in various aspects of art, between sculpture, performance, and fashion.

His gallery has sculptures, glasses and humorous canvassed painting portrayals of contemporary life in Kenya. Bottle caps are sewn together depicting African nature.

 

Artwork beyond the regular , his life journey is embodied in the prosthetic knowledge gallery.

His obsession with eyewear all started when his father refused to get him ordinary spectacles, so he created his own special twist in eyewear. He turns spectacles into various forms that enter a new realm of creativity into the beyond

My spectacles draw curiosity and attention . It therapeutical in a sense!

 

 

#CreatepreneurAfrica Spectacular Inventor Cyrus Kabiru

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life? 
 My passion….. My passion is my creation. My passion is my art.
How did you find your passion and how old were you? 

A young age, I forget how young I was. I just know my dad inspired me. He did not like the ordinary in anything! even refused to get me glasses I desired, so I created them!

What about your passion appeals to you the most? 
Art defines me. If there was no art there would me know me.I would feel like I live a soulless life.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
What drove me? It kind of came naturally. People started to buy my art. They started requesting my art and wanting to pay for it.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
 In 2005. My uncle bought from me for $9.
After that, he felt guilty for paying such a low amount and always dashed off when he saw me!
  What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
 I used to give up on a lot of other things in life. Not my art. My work. It’s about treating it as a calling and one can never actually give up what is a natural calling. A life purpose
 What motivates you every day to be even more successful? 

Every day, Every morning when I wake up, I fell like I must achieve something. I want to raise my art to new heights. I want to soar my art internationally. More so.I do believe it is already there.

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you? 

Doubt me if you need to…..thats your choice ……but not my work. It has been a long journey for me to reach where I am

What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you? 

Just believe in what you are doing, be the best and if you want to move be your unique self. Be what you want to be

CreatePreneurAfrica@Cleng’a Ng’atigwa- Animation and traditional music in Tanzania

 

 

“Our seeds of creativity sprout out into roots that branch out into a world of knowledge, wisdom, and inspiration”. Cleng’a Ng’atigwa

Cleng’a Ng’atigwa, co-founder of leading animation kids series Ubongo kids and founder of JUU AFRIKAN FESTIVAl,  is taking on the world by storm.

 

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
What drives me is to see positive changes and upliftment of lives around me. I believe my purpose in life is to instill a readiness for our new generation.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
My mum seeded my passion. I observed her praying for women and children in my childhood. Our task was to fetch water for elder women and assist them.
My mum was a positive inspiration to all around her.  When I was about eight years old, she sang to us and tell us folk tales. Every story had a linked song.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
My passion is my ultimate happiness. I get to meet new interesting people. I am naturally a creator of concepts. I create concepts that help others to learn and grow.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
Money is the greatest challenge I face. It took a long time for my creativity to eventually become an income stream. My focus has always been primarily on creativity.

It took a long to raise income through my passion because my thoughts were based on creativity rather than making money through it, that is a big challenge that I face.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
Payments come in various forms. Some are indirect. Some are rewards of appreciation with low incentives. The first time I was paid a regular income was when I initiated a concept that became a huge success, Ubongo kids.
Mama Ndege
As co-founder of the animation project, Ubongokids, an educative cartoon series, I stepped into various roles. I was the art director, the main character, "Mama Ndege", was my conceptualization,and I played the character voiceover. 

I composed the main theme song "hisabati" and so many other songs for the seriess.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
The quality of my services. Seeing the satisfaction my work creates for others around me. My biggest challenge is raising capital.

What keeps me going is motivating others and getting the support and motivation I need to go on. Stand by me and I stand by you.

Special guests like the legendary Tu Nokwe, all the way from South Africa endorsed the initiative and was our guest of honor at the JUU Afrikan festival in 2017.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
I know success. I have seen the success of mere ideas becoming lifelong projects that triumph and uplift many. Knowing that makes me keep on going and striving to reach my goals.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
I just wish them all the best and pray that they reach their goals and keep inspired. Those that condemn you do so just to uplift themselves when obstacles come in the way of their dreams
What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?
The journey of being a creative is no easy path ahead. Strive to do what incites your passion and you will reach you the pathway laid before you.

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