US-Based Ghanaian Artist Wins America’s Best Bus Stops Championship

US-Based Ghanaian Artist Wins America’s Best Bus Stops Championship

  • Ebenezer Akakpo, a Ghanaian artist living in the US has won a championship for America's best bus stop
  • In an interview with Joy News, the artist revealed that his goal was to find ways to incorporate Ghana's traditional symbols into the western culture
  • The US-based artist advised his Ghanaian colleagues to learn to be unique in their field of work if they wish to excel

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A talented Ghanaian man who was recently adjudged the winner of a championship for the best bus top in America has been recently granted an interview on Joy News.

The video sighted by on the LinkedIn timeline of Ghanaian broadcaster, Charles Ayitey had Ebenezer Akakpo recounting that he got the idea to set up customized adinkra bus stops after visiting a jewelry shop one day and seeing all the various designs.

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Ghanaian man wins best bus stop design championship in the US
Ebenezer at work, Adinkra bus stop designed by the Ghanaian artist Photo credit: Ebenezer Akakpo/LinkedIn
Source: UGC

According to him, seeing the many different designs reminded him of the various traditional symbols in Ghana and he quickly brainstormed various ways he can incorporate the symbols into the western culture.

Ebenezer advised that the best way to promote the African or Ghanaian culture is to be unique in what we do.

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He shared more about his journey in the video linked here.

3 Ghanaian students win social innovation contest in USA

Meanwhile, earlier reported that the 2018 Global Social Innovation Challenge held at the University of San Diego, United States of America (USA), was won by three students from the Heritage Christian College (HCC), Ghana.

The three Ghanaian students, Evans Kwarkye, Benjamin Nketsia and Austin Carboo, won after a wonderful presentation on Ghana’s sanitation problems.

Known as Team Charcoal, the students presented a solution to the sanitation challenge in Ghana by turning human excreta into charcoal.

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The Global Social Innovation Challenge was contested by 51 teams, spread across 27 Universities in 12 countries.

The Challenge is an initiative of the University of San Diego's Centre for Peace and Commerce and is geared towards rewarding student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change.

The team from Ghana won both the Audience Choice Award and the Overall Grand Prize in the General Track category.

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