- Wesseh Freeman is a Liberian blind and homeless guitarist
- He makes his guitars from oil cans
- Videos of his guitar performances have gone viral
A blind and homeless man from Liberia is capturing the imagination of thousands around the world with his amazing guitar skills.
39-year-old Wesseh Freeman, also known as Weesay, makes his guitars by hand using old sticks, oil cans and used strings.
He possesses an incredible ability to play his unique guitars as well as a normal guitar, if not better.
Specialist website Guitar World has praised him in an article:
His frets are made from bike spokes or coat hangers and are apparently movable; yet he has a mastery of intonation. This instrument should be completely out of tune…but it’s not! Weesay plays it like a boss.
Videos of his performances have gone viral after local businessmen, Nikhil and Sachin Ramchandani, posted the first one on the YouTube channel in 2015.
Weesay now has his own YouTube channel and his videos have amassed thousands of views.
The Ramchandani brothers set up a fundraising page for him so he can find a home. Weesay also makes regular performances to make a living.
Watch one of his videos below.