Ghanaian artist Moh Awudu is trying to re-tell the story of his community through arts – with the aim of changing perceptions about the slum area of Accra where he lives and works. Born and raised in Nima, he was recently listed as one of the Most Talented Artists in Africa by Imago Mundi – a worldwide publishing house. He believes in the transformative power of art.
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Moh’s work continues to inspire and project society’s values and ills. The artist in his 30s, a self acclaimed graduate of Nima University, is by far the biggest art export of his community.
Beyond the walls and canvasses that Moh’s paints, brushes and spray cans caresses to transform deftly and patiently, he has stepped up the art.
Moh now paints people
A painting module that came more to the fore during a recent arts and culture festival in the capital, Accra. The Chale Wote festival held at James Town, British Accra, had a lot to offer by way of artist display. Moh’s work stood out and attracted many patrons.
The colour blends in this daring art form are in consonance with the subject’s attire and surrounding. Be it that the subject is seated, posed in front of Moh painting or posing on the ground. A ground designed by Moh with attractive colours.
Moh’s fans transcend the exhibition centers, beyond the many admiring onlookers. Moh has a huge facebook presence where he presents his works.
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*Moh’s dreams of career nurturing
Moh says he dreams of how to pass on his art to younger generations. He believes the best he can bequeath to Nima is to ensure it produces more artists who will continue to positively project the community in the artistic light.
Describing himself as a versatile fine artist and a strong believer in education, he wants to set up an art center for his community, through which children can express their innate artistic expressions under his guidance.
All photos: Moh Awudu (Facebook)