Ibrahim Mahama: Artist from Tamale who sold one of his works for GHc 5.8 million
34-year-old Ghanaian artist, Ibrahim Mahama, is a self-made millionaire who made his money through his artworks He has established an art centre in the Northern Region of Ghana where he has 6 different aircraft.
Ibrahim studied Painting and Sculpture at KNUST and is currently pursuing a PhD st the same university.
Ibrahim Mahama who lives in Tamale has narrated how he was able to set up an expensive arts centre in the Northern Region through his art works.
Narrating his story in an interview with Lexis Bill on “Personality Profile” said he has been able to sell a piece of artwork for as high as $1,000,000.
Ibrahim who interestingly shares the same name as that of Former President John Mahama’s younger brother was able to acquire six different aircraft ranging between $10,000 to $20,000 each for his art centre.
According to the young artist, he hopes to inspire hope and life in the Northern part of Ghana where he has already acquired 100 acres of land for different big-time projects.
The six aircraft currently at Ibrahim’s art centre had been reportedly lying idle at the Kotoka International Airport for so long that they started getting rusty.
Ibrahim now allows school children and other locals to explore them at no cost, hoping that it will inspire and make them dream big.
Ibrahim Mahama was born in Tamale but raised in Accra.
He attended Pope John’s Secondary School in Koforidua after which he continued on to KNUST in 2006 to study Painting and Sculpture.
He now has a Master’s degree and currently pursuing a PhD.