#DrawingWhileBlack: 20 talented Ghanaian artists you should follow on Twitter

Ghanaian Artists

Earlier this month, first generation Ghanaian-American artist, Annabelle Hayford begun what has been described as one of the most powerful and positive hashtags involving black people across the world (P.O.C).

Anabelle who specilaizes in illustrations and animation created #DrawingWhileBlack in her bid to celebrate other black artist and “overcome misrepresentation”.

Anabelle Hayford is an African-American artist attributed with the creation of #DrawingWhileBlack, a hashtag to honour black artists and overcome misrepresentation

Designed to last for three days (15th September- 17th September) according to the first tweet that started the hashtag, the trend continues to grow with a page set up on the social media platform and was at a point on top of the global trending list. The tweet has garnered over 3.k tweets and over 4.3k users liking the tweet.

Artists all over the world face several challenges from financial difficulties to copyright infringement among others as such a trend such as this is an avenue to boost morale of such artists as well as connecting them to potential clients.

Since it’s one of our own who started this global initiative, we decided to put the spotlight on 20 Ghanaian artists from the trend who are also making a name for themselves in the ever-growing world of art. You never may know but their next buyer or investor might be on your timeline.

Here they are:

Jonathan Peprah

Cobbie Brent


Papa Oppong

Bright Tetteh Ackwerh

Benjamin Kwashie



Xane Asiamah

Marie Ann



Kweku Botchway



Shad Jnr






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