He tweeted a video of old trains being transported from various parts of the country to the Northern Region for use in his artworks.
“Taking history up north to build new histories. From Gold Coast Railways to Ghana Railways and beyond. Trains crossing River Pra at Beposo Western Region of Ghana,” Ibrahim Mahama wrote to caption the video.
Taking history up north to build new histories. From Gold Coast Railways to Ghana Railways and beyond. Trains crossing River Pra at Beposo Western Region of Ghana. pic.twitter.com/fi07PN0HQK
— Ibrahim mahama (@ibrahim_mahama) January 9, 2023
He is well-known throughout the world for transforming waste materials such as sacks and old sewing machines into priceless artworks.
Mahama’s purchase of some of Ghana’s old planes to create a museum and community space in Jenakpeng, Northern Region, was one of his exploits that boosted his image both locally and internationally.
The young man is said to have used some of the $1 million he earned from the sale of some of his artworks to purchase the old planes, which he later turned into a tourist attraction and a learning centre for engineering students, among other things.
He spent $10,000 to $20,000 on six different aircraft for his art centre, a multi-acre compound that serves as an open-door education hub.
During the school year, crowds of students are said to attend free lectures on the physics of flight, computer science, basic engineering, and other topics.
Mahama Ibrahim The Artist is not the same as the Ghanaian businessman and brother of former President John Dramani Mahama. Apart from the fact that they are both from northern Ghana, they are not related by blood.
Repatriation exercises underway with Historic Ghana Railways Locomotives and Coaches to Northern Ghana. The Coast Coast railways was built in the late 19th century basically for commodity exploitation but how do we as a generation use the residues to build new memories? #art pic.twitter.com/UiU29AAPEe
— Ibrahim mahama (@ibrahim_mahama) January 10, 2023
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