Mr Mark Kwame
By Benjamin Oppong-Danquah
About the pillowcases
Mr Mark Kwame was a political Journalist in Ghana, who was against political injustice and corruption. He was very popular and stunt political activist. His popularity and humanitarian feelings won the heart and souls of both the poor and elites which led to the formation of a pressure group called ”POSITIVE THINKERS”. This pressure group developed highly and planned to register as a political party. Due to his hard work and enthusiasm, Mark Kwame was threatened to death, but managed to escape to Nigeria. He therefore made arrangement and returned to Ghana where he got help through a friend to send his wife and children to Britain by sea where he applied as a political refugee. Later on, he was offered a house to accommodate his family and also had a job with Ghana Broadcasting cooperation as international correspondent from Britain to Ghana.
About Benjamin Oppong-Danquah
Benjamin Oppong-Danquah is a producer of paintings, collage, art, designs (logos, handmade posters, illustrations, designs for textiles, portraits), and painter and decorator. He is educated in Ghana, both in the arts and business. In 1996, his company Ben-Art Enterprise was registered in Ghana then applied for an export licence later that year. Benjamin currently lives in Watford and is a member of Watford Area art forum and Watford Afro-Caribbean association. He has run art workshops on drawing and painting organised by the association in Watford, and his work has been displayed in the United States, Britain, Canada and Thailand.