Ghanaian entrepreneurs have been advised to be humble and explore all angels to achieve greatness.
The counsel was given by a Ghanaian young but master of digital art, Danny Arthurz. He made this statement when www.facebook.com/JAKproduction, was checking the secret behind his success in digital painting.
Danny was born in Akim Oda in the Eastern region but grew up in the Western region. He decided to go into digital art after his tertiary education at Takoradi Polytechnic now Takoradi Technical University. A very quiet but productive young man.
Danny Arthurz 26, with over seven years experience already met and painted for almost all the important personalities and celebrities in Ghana. They are including the two former presidents JJ Rawlings, JA Kuffour and celebrities like Ama K Abebrese, Nana Mcbrown, Benny Blanco and co.
He narrates how he met some of the personalities and celebrities he has painting for.
Meeting Ama K Abebrese
“I saw her at my area in Takoradi.Â I really wanted to get close to her but i was shy. So i became a paparazzi,Â l took a video of her and showed it to my friend and he was like why don’t you paint her and tag her on Facebook or Instagram? I painted her and showed it to Oscar Bimpong who is an inspiration speaker. He saw it and loved it. However he showed it to a friend journalist Maximus Attah, he also showed it to Ama K Abebrese and she took my number to call me because i wasn’t getting access to her.
I was in my house one Sunday when she called.Â Charlie l had a headache at once and i was like wow finally.Â We met at Atlantic hotel Takoradi and frankly speaking, she was really happy to see the painting.
She loved it so she decided to post it on her social media pages and that’s where Benny Blanko and some of the celebrities saw it and requested for theirs too.”
Meeting Jerry John Rawlings
“There was an exhibition held at the AnC mall Accra. Jackie of Metro TV saw the artwork before the exhibition, she sent the image to him via WhatsApp and he invited me to His house because of how beautiful the painting was. Mr Rawlings asked me to give him a rundown of how I do my painting and he told me he is an artisan too by showing me some of his artworks.”
Meeting president Nana Addo
“There is this bible quotation that says a man’s gift will bring him before kings. However The deputy Minister of Roads and high ways Hon. Anthony Abayifa Kabo told me toÂ paint the president after the painting i requested to present it myself. However the nephew of Nana Addo saw the painting at the exhibition at AnC mall and she was like this is my uncle give me your card so i call you so we meet Him together. He was very much impress when he saw it but we couldn’t really have time because there were a lot of people who wanted to meet him too.”
Meeting former President John Agyakum Kuffour
“The greater Accra youth organizer of the NPP Prince Obeng saw my artwork and took me there. The president show much gratitude by advising me to work more and be the best in whatever l am doing”
When Danny was asked what is the secret behind this opportunities, he said it is all about going all out with aÂ ‘never say die’ spirit and in addition with humility.
“The secret behind these opportunities again is God… because sometimes i don’t plan but the grace of God always makes it available for me. There are guys who are also into digital painting but some of them don’t get these opportunities. But God made it possible for me.” He told www.facebook.com/JAKproduction
Danny has challenged all the youth and young entrepreneurs to inculcate a habit of exploration to help them develop individually and contribute the development of our societies.
Danny Arthurz is the new definition of digital painting in Ghana. The CEO of DACE ART STUDIO. His quest for excellence and attention to detail makes him a force to reckon with in the creative industry.
You can reach him on Facebook by Danny Arthurz or call on 0209132669 or 0273141017