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Prince Gyasi; Ghanaian Visual Artist Collaborates With Apple To Project Hiplife Genre   
 
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22-Jan-2019  
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Ghanaian International Visual Artist Prince Gyasi never ceases to amaze us with his iPhone shots.

He just got commissioned by Apple to work on a project and he decided to push the Hiplife genre in Ghana to the world.

Prince Gyasi who got signed to Nil Gallery Paris in 2018, has exhibited his art pieces at multiple art fairs in the US and his art pieces were blown away by a lot of art enthusiast.

He exhibited in places like Seattle Contemporary Art fair, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Artsy + Context Art Miami & Pulse Contemporary Art Fair (Art Basel Miami).

As a creative, I realised it’s important for me to have the freedom to tell the truth through my art. I was happy to shoot this series, ‘A Great Day in Accra, here in Independence Square, where Martin Luther King Jr. watched Kwame Nkrumah declare Ghana’s freedom back in 1957.

By reuniting and photographing both old and new Hiplife artists, I’m letting the rest of the world know about the genre’s impact in Ghana and beyond. People need to hear about the culture, the source of our rhythm, our music, what influences our arts. It’s our history from our perspective. I want to make sure the new generation doesn’t lose their identity or forget about the pioneers who paved the way for them to lift their own voices” by Prince Gyasi.

Shot great legends like Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Reggie Rockstone, Okyeame Kwame, Rab Bakari, Abrewa Nana, Hammer (of the Last 2), Beat Menace, Guru NKZ, Joey B, E.L, DJ Breezy, Stargo, Ayat, Kirani Ayat, Akan, Kiddblack, Ansah Live, Imani N.A.D, Toyboi, Kwesi Arthur & $hadow. Gyedu-Blay Ambolley, Reggie Rockstone, Rab Bakari, Abrewa Nana, Okyeame Kwame, Hammer (of the Last 2), Beat Menace, Guru NKZ, Joey B, E.L, DJ Breezy, Stargo, Kwesi Arthur, Akan, Kirani Ayat, Kiddblack, Ansah Live, Imani N.A.D, Toyboi & Shadow. It was such an honour working with all these great artistes.

 
 
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