Celebrities in African Traditional Attires

Art + Illustration

Dennis Owusu-Ansah is a Ghanaian illustrator who’s fun sense of humour shows through his work. Dennis favours illustrating Hollywood celebrities. He doesn’t stop there – he puts them within the African context. So, you’ll see power couples The Obamas, and Kanye and Kim K in traditional Ghanaian attires, or Beyonce in South African attire. It’s such a pleasant and funny surprise to see these images of celebrities in African attire.

We particularly love these illustrations of Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna cooking local food in the village. Hilarious!

Dennis also shows he has a serious side. You’ll see several injections of political statements in his art. From celebrating heroes like Mandela; showcasing how Africa has been carved up by the West; and showing the recent issue of modern slavery exposed in Libya.

We love that he can mix these two sides, making his artwork work for both.

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