#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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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#CreatePreneurAfrica Ghana’s John Appiah striving for youth empowerment, leading ventures into human capital development

 

Rated as one of the top 100 influential speakers by  Speakers’ Bureau of Africa  in Ghana, John Appiah leaves no stone unturned in his zest for human capital development and strives enthusiastically for the empowerment of youth. His experience spans over ten years within high profile communication roles inclusive of Communications manager for the British High Commission, Marketing manager at Invest in Africa, Joy Fm's 'Super  Morning show' producer and as a presenter and anchor on TV3 & 3FM

His diverse profile and portfolio is embedded with a Master of Arts degree in Communication studies; A Bachelor of Arts  Political Science as well as  Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He is also a  Fellow with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) West Africa.

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As the  Managing Director of Koforidua Clinic, a Medical Facility that provides health services to the Koforidua community as well as surrounding towns, he lays emphasis on making lives around him better.

The CEO and co-founder of  A-League Consult, an independent human capital development training provider and also the founder and president of the Africa Chamber For Youth Development which is Africa’s premier youth development hub that has the overall goal of being the one-stop chamber where youth leaders undergo training, capacity building, and skills enhancement.

Board member of:

  • Role Model Africa
  • Innovation for Empowerment and Development (IFED)
  • SANYS Health Assistance Program
  • Days For Girls International- Ghana
  • Kosmos Innovation Centre (KIC) Mentorship Board

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Resident Communications Consultant

  •  International Perspective for Policy and Governance(IPPG) Africa

  • Young Diplomats of Ghana(YDG).

Volunteer Facilitator 

  • Junior Achievement Africa, Ghana Office

Meet CreatePreneurAfrica, Ghana’s John Appiah , human empowerment enthusiast

 

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
My true passion is to contribute to making the lives of the people I engage with better. In that regard, I run three organizations that help me to pursue this purpose.
Koforidua Clinic which is a medical facility that provides health care for people in Koforidua in the eastern region of Ghana. I also run the A-League Consult which is a human capital development organization that seeks to empower business people, corporate workers, entrepreneurs and musicians/entertainers.
I set up the African Chamber for Youth Development as a non for profit that serves as a tool to equip young leaders and students with leadership skills, communication skills, and personal branding skills.
 How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I have always been a person who loves talking, teaching and leadership. All through my basic education, I had the opportunities to be elected/selected as class prefect. and eventually, in my final year in the basic school, I was elected as School prefect. That is where I realized I had a strong passion for empowering other people to be better.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
The opportunity to lift others up and to be able to empower them to achieve their dreams.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
I realized that I could actually build a business around my passion to empower people through skills development and capacity building. So after about 10years working in various high profile positions in different organizations in the corporate world, I decided to quit and start my own business. That is where I set up the A-League Consult
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When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
It was when I had my first contract to train the employees of a business organization some few months after I set up the A-League Consult
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
The strong passion to make people better equipped and empowered to see their dreams come to pass that truly keeps me from giving up.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
The desire to be well positioned and influential to be able to give more to society
 
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
Time indeed will make a big difference. The best way to prove all my naysayers wrong is to aggressively work very hard and to stay committed to seeing my dreams come to pass.
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
Never Give Up! All things are possible to them that believe and are very committed to seeing their dreams come to pass
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#CreatepreneurAfrica, Igniting Business Sparks, Ghana’s Oscar Bimpong

Visionary leader, Oscar Bimpong, is set in his life purpose to have a positive impact globally and transform businesses.

Author, lecturer, transformational speaker, business consultant, and corporate trainer,Oscar Bimpong is the CEO and founder of Train2inspire Consultancy that sparked off in a 2010 launch.

His passion of motivational speaking as a mentor and coach has led him to forums in Africa and the UK as a guest at motivational speech assemblies, schools, colleges and universities.

“Living in Ghana brings fond memories as it is the best part of my life. It is what shaped my vision and my passion in life. Some of the difficult circumstances I encountered growing up is one of the reasons why I am in the position that I find myself in. It thought me the power of persistence and created the mindset to use the scarce resources at my disposal to achieve my vision against all odds”_   Oscar Bimpong

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“I believe a life without a vision is like a journey with no destination in mind”    Oscar Bimpong

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“I believe a life without a vision is like a journey with no destination in mind”    Oscar Bimpong

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He is currently working on the manuscript of two books: 

Leadership Lens: A Spectacle that fits everyone

 Mindset Revolution - Re-engineering the Mind from Prison to Purpose

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Meet  # CreatePreneurAfrica, OSCAR BIMPONG

A visionary leader paving promising economic pathways of success!

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

I have been asked this question of what drives me the umpteenth time and my answer hasn’t changed over the years.

My mandate on earth is to help as many people that I can to realise their vision and to live their full potential in life.

I believe a life without a vision is like a journey with no destination in mind.

My mission is to help people and organisations to identify where they are and where they want to be and to develop a plan to get there. That is every vision must have a passion that fuels it.

For me, the testimonies I get from the people are the fuel that ignites my passion on a consistent basis.

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

In relation to when I discovered my passion, I can say at a younger age. My dad, Edward Bimpong, inspired me at a younger age.

He is the one that told me that, Oscar, always pursue your own vision even if you have a full-time job.

This statement is ingrained in my mind such that it is part and parcel of my life. However, my passion was ignited after University. I have exploited different businesses over the last two decades until I found out what my true purpose on earth is.

That is the teacher in me was brought to bear in the last decade, leading me to become a motivational speaker, a business trainer and a consultant.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

The fact is not every passion starts to make money from the first day you identify it. That is the reality on the ground. Many in life are disappointed not just because they are not good at their trade but because their concentration on money prevented them from having opportunities to exhibit what they are passionate about.

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

I remember the first time I made money from speaking was about five years ago after working on my vision for three years prior to that. Since then, more doors have opened to me to speak on different platforms across the globe. My initial sacrifice of giving my services for a free paved way for others to know what I’m worth and what I can do to the best of my ability.

Can you define the root of your passion. What makes it personally appealing to you?

What I have got to understand over the years is that if you identify your purpose, giving up begins to become extinct in pursuit of your vision. Your purpose becomes a hobby. I have never seen anyone in life that has given up on their hobby just because they are encountering challenges in pursuing it. Many always give up in life because their God-given purpose is not aligned to their vision.

Furthermore, my source of motivation every day comes from God and secondly my conscious effort to bring a difference in the lives of the people I encounter on the daily basis. The more I get results, the more motivated I become. Meaning consistency in pursuit of any vision is critical to the success of that vision.

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

To the people who doubted me, especially from family and friends, I have got to a stage in life where I have discovered that they are part of your success journey.

I always advise people that, those that doubted you should not make you feel bad or emotional, but they should be a source of inspiration, not to prove them wrong, but to let your success story inspire hope in them and ignite their vision as well. That is, I want them to say to themselves:

“If you could do it, then we can achieve our dreams too”

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

My advice to anyone aspiring or pursuing their vision is to understand that this is a journey and not a destination. Success is not an overnight phenomenon but a continuous effort to become a better version of yourself or vision on a daily basis. The moment you have the passion for instant success, that is the moment you start to fail.

Patience, tenacity, hard work with a strategic focus and a positive mindset coupled with self-belief is what you need to survive in the market of pursuing your own vision.

It is never an easy journey, but having role models that have done what you want to achieve is one source of inspiration to let you know that it is possible.

That is I want to assure you that it is possible if only you believe.

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