34-year-old Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama, is a self-made millionaire who made his money through his artworks.
Ibrahim Mahama who lives in Tamale has narrated how he was able to set up an expensive arts centre in the Northern Region through his art.
Ibrahim who interestingly shares the same name with Former President John Mahama’s brother was able to acquire six different aircraft ranging between $10,000 to $20,000 each for his art centre.
According to the 34-year-old, he hopes to inspire hope and life in the Northern part of Ghana where he has already acquired 100 acres of land for different big-time projects.
The six aircrafts at Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art used to be mobile but had been reportedly kept at the Kotoka International Airport for so long that they started getting rusty.
Now, the young man allows school children and other locals to explore them at no cost, hoping it will make them dream big.
Ibrahim Mahama was born in Tamale but raised in Accra.
He attended Pope John’s Secondary School in Koforidua after which he went to KNUST in 2006 to study Painting and Sculpture, followed by his master’s degree and PhD.
Over the past decade, Ibrahim Mahama has swiftly risen to become one of the most prominent African voices in art.
He has already exhibited at the Biennale of Sydney, on Cockatoo Island as well as at the 2019 Frieze Sculpture presentation at Rockefeller Center in New York and the Ghana Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale.
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