Today, we celebrate a living legend, Mr Kwaw Ansah whose impact on the Ghanaian creative arts industry is unmatched.
His passion for Ghana and Africa has defined his artistic career as a Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, Designer, and now a Museum Creator.
He was brought up in a strict home and taught to be strong and artistic. From this creative milieu, he went on to become a textile designer.
Kwaw studied theater design in London, and then after graduating from the American Academy of dramatic arts in the U.S. He returned home to contribute to the film and creative arts industry in Ghana.
His first film, Love Brewed in the African Pot, earned an immediate popular and critical acclaim throughout English-speaking Africa.
Despite all the awards and the success, it would be nearly 10 years before Ansah could complete his next major film project, the ambitious Heritage Africa (1989). Yet again, the film was widely acclaimed and awarded.
Besides working in various fields such as textile design, set designer for films such as (I told you so), and later making a career as a private film maker which has earned him many awards over the decades, he has been a strong advocate for African arts especially working to improve funding and distribution of films within Africa.
Even on the 8th floor, Kwaw Ansah’s passion for his country, the African continent, and his belief in the black race has inspired him to create his latest baby; BISA ABERWA MUSEUM.
The museum, situated at Nkotum-mpo, Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana, is his contribution to preserving African history, heritage, and values.
The museum also sheds light on Africa’s illustrious heroes whose struggle and ingenuity contributed to world civilization both on the continent and in the diaspora. The museum enlightens, inspires, and emboldens our young generation to rise and do better.
It is important that we celebrate our legends and heroes whiles they are alive. We choose to celebrate legends in the Western Region as ‘the best comes from the WEST!’…
Happy birthday to you UNCLE KWAW ANSAH! We wish you long life in good health…
As we celebrate a real Legend in the Western Region, whiles he is alive, lets enjoy a weekend of ‘’Love brewed in the African pot” his first film.
Showing soon at the Sekondi youth center.
Dates 3rd – 7th August 2022
Also showing at Bisa Aberwa Museum Dates 3rd – 7th August 2022