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Entertainment of Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Mandela, Nkrumah come alive on AU Day at the Osu 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 to the discovery of the African identity through the innovative event organized by MohArt and Wetwater Studio on Africa Unity Day, May 25, 2015.

Many people caught a glimpse of the work of art in progress while others waited for it to materialize into the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary leader and Ghana’s first president as promised.

To the admiration of those gathered, the Mandela and Nkrumah mural was a touch of class interwoven by various colours representing the African diversity with the message; the unity of Africa is paramount.

Mohammed Awudu, popularly called Moh, said he was overwhelmed by the support and interest from Ghanaians and tourists alike who passed by to see his handiwork. He expressed appreciation to the management of the Osu Oxford Street Mall and the other partners who made the day a success.

Moh has featured in many international art projects including Amatthan Art Workshop in Lagos, Tabom Graffiti Project, Nima for Peace project, Imagine Accra, Tales of Two Cities, ChaleWote Street Art Festival, Samsung Note Live Portrait Artist among others.