12 Young Ghanaian Contemporary Artists Have Been Shortlisted For The 2018 Kuenyehia Prize

Kuenyehia Prize 2018

Ebony’s death is just one dark cloud over Ghana, let’s try and cheer you up with these 12 amazing artists.

Yes, it’s time of the year again when deserving artists will be celebrated and awarded for being the amazing people they are by The Kuenyehia Prize.

Twelve of Ghana’s young and inspiring artists have been shortlisted for the 2018 Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art.

Check out the 12 shortlisted artists below:

Emmanuel Obuobi Bekoe he is a photographer, check out his work at obe_images

Having fun with assistant @dark.images

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Emmanuel Obuobi Bekoe
Emmanuel Obuobi Bekoe

Comfort Arthur, she is a British born Ghanaian and a multiple award-winning animator. She is the creator of Naughty Nii and Social Media Zombies!

Comfort Arthur
Comfort Arthur


Damalie Esinam Rosemary, She describes herself as a lover of the Gospel, and artist, model, dancer and a music lover

Rosemary Esinam
Rosemary Esinam

Yaw Owusu, as an artist, Yaw likes to create expressive pieces with coins.



Daniel Cole Ofoe Amegavie, he is a photographer who has a keen interest in documenting Ghanaian festivals. He also likes taking photos of nature. He shot the still photography of “The Burial of Kojo”




Sedinam Awo Tsegah creates beautiful arts that question a person’s identity. This artist has mastered the art of using digital art and photoshop to produce spectacular pieces of art.



Lesley Kafui Semackor is into the area of fine arts. He documents African societies. He enjoys using brushes canvas and acrylic paints to create works of art that celebrate the beauty of Africa.

Caleb Aryee describes himself a photographer. He studied at Video Editing at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). He currently manages SG Photography and BornBlack Studios.

Caleb Aryee, Kuenyehia

John Edem Tamakloe: simply put, John is in love with the shapes and designs of buildings.

Simon Bowman Junior, he is an artist and a musician.

Others included Frederick Botchway and Josephine Ngminvielu Kuurie,

Kuenyehia Prize

This is the 4th edition of the Kuenyehia Prize for Contemporary Ghanaian Art.

Established by Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia in 2014, the objective of the Kuenyehia Prize is to identify, reward and help develop Ghana’s most outstanding artists between the ages of 25 and 40. In addition to prize money and materials totalling twenty-five thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS 35,000), one winner and two runners-up will benefit from business training and coaching.

Nominations are invited each year, and the prize is judged by an independent jury.

Usually, ten artists are shortlisted, with an overall winner and two runner-ups selected by the Jury, however, 12 people were shortlisted this year.


  1. This is soo great
    I can’t wait to be 24/25 to join this competition it’s so amazing and great to see this going on in Ghana .


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