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Meet Ibrahim Mahama: The Ghanaian Artist Who Turned Old Aeroplanes Into Classrooms

Ibrahim Mahama is a multimedia artist from Ghana. He is arguably the biggest artist in West Africa.

The Ghanaian artist primarily works with found objects that are usually considered to have lost purpose.

He collects items that are at a certain point of decay or which have residues of certain failures in history. These include jute sacks, shoeshine boxes, sewing machines, documents, photographs, smoked fish grills, and even old planes.

In 2019, The Africa Report featured Ibrahim Mahama in its list of the 100 most influential Africans. The most fascinating part of Mahama’s story is that he sold one of his pieces of art for a staggering $1 million.

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He used part of the money to acquire six old planes and turned them into classrooms. Today, he is leading an artistic drive to inspire and empower his community.

Ibrahim Mahama is known internationally for stitching jute sacks and using them to drape buildings. In the past, he has exhibited his work in different international exhibitions. Even with his international scope, Mr. Mahama enjoys investing in his country, Ghana.

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