- Nigerian artist, John Amanam, is one person who is taking practical steps towards assisting people who have missing body parts
- Amanam is a sculptor who creates realistic body parts
- The brilliant artist is a graduate of fine and industrial art from the University of Uyo
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A talented Nigerian artist identified as John Amanam hails from Akwa Ibom State, has invented a method to create hyper-realistic body parts which he says can be used for people with missing body parts.
Amanam is a creative sculptor who has a myriad of mind-blowing oeuvres to his credit. Apparently borne out of his avidity to add value to lives, he recently launched his prosthesis for people who have lost their body parts.
The young brilliant artist is the first Nigerian to produce this cosmetic art. According to Amanam, he faced difficulty in getting the machines he uses to create his art which actually solves a problem for millions of people in the country. However, the difficulty didn't deter him and now, he has perfected making realistic body parts for people who need it.
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While speaking with Legit.ng, revealed that he can make a replica of any lost body part ranging from ears, nose, arms, fingers to toes and even legs. According to him, he also makes artificial hair for bald persons. He also takes the tenacity in making matches to any skin colour to suit his clients' specifications.
His creation are also affordable compared to other places in the world. It costs between $10,000 and $100,000 to get prosthetic limbs anywhere in the world, but according to Amanam, his clients can pay as low as N250,000 to get artificial legs or arms and a paltry sum of N35,000 for other minor body parts that look and feel exactly like real human body.
John Amanam intends to open a factory in Akwa Ibom State from where he would produce the prosthesis in large quantity for exportation to other countries.
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