Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art

Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art

- A Ghanaian artist has caught the attention of many people with his rare pieces of art

- Essilfie Banton has a goal of ridding his environment of filth and has found a very innovative way of doing it

- He has created a lot of iconic images from the trash that he has gathered from random places

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A young Ghanaian senior high school teacher, Essilfie Banton, has started a project of creatively ridding his immediate environment of filth by turning trash into treasure.

In an exclusive report, Essilfie Banton revealed to YEN.com.gh that he had the desire to rid his environment of filth since it was a canker in Ghana.

Being an Art teacher in Mpraesi Senior Hugh School, Essilfie Banton decided to find a creative way of dealing with the filth and decided to turn trash into works of art.

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Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Source: UGC

Having a very creative eye, Essilfie Banton puts pieces of trash together and manages to create masterpieces with his works focusing on prominent individuals.

At a closer look, one would see the works of Essilfie Banton as a confusing combination of 'just borla' but when one looks at the work from a distance, one sees a beautiful work of art.

Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Essilfie noted that:

"Waste has been one of the major challenges in Ghana, so much money goes into the production of plastic and after that, we send them into trash cans. After this, we turn and complain of poverty. I, therefore, decided to be the artist who is turning trash into treasure to entertain and heal people."

Among the many masterpieces of Essilfie Banton include replicas of later former president Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and singer Wiyaala.

Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Source: UGC

Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Source: UGC

Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Essilfie Banton: Meet the innovative SHS teacher who turns 'borla' into priceless works of art
Source: UGC

In another exciting piece of news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a 2020 graduate from Ghana's premier tertiary institution, the University of Ghana, has every reason to smile after finally acquiring his first degree which took him 10 years.

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Mr Nana Boakye-Yiadom who got enrolled in the university in 2010 to study for a 4-year programme got sidelined by many challenges which saw him deferring a number of times.

The story has it that the course that should have been completed in 2014, took Nana Boakye-Yiadom an extra six years to be able to achieve.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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