First Ghanaian graduate that turns ‘Borla’ into art


Essilfie Banton is a Professional Artist and graduate of the University of Education, Winneba where he read Art Education. He is currently a second-year post-graduate student reading MPhil Art Education at the University of Education, Winneba.

Essilfie Banton collects the trash in the street of Accra and turned them into priceless works of art. He has a goal of ridding his environment of filth and has found a very innovative way of doing it.

He has created a lot of iconic images from the trash that he has gathered from random places. Among the many masterpieces of Essilfie Banton include replicas of later former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings and singer Wiyaala. His artwork of former Ghanaian President, the late man JJ Rawlings was featured on BBC News.

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Above is a picture of artwork of the late JJ Rawlings
Above is a picture of an artwork of singer Wiyaala he made from trash

Having a very creative eye, Essilfie Banton puts pieces of trash together and manages to create masterpieces with his works focusing on prominent individuals.

Essilfie Banton is not only creative, but he is cleaning the streets of Ghana and preventing dirt pollution by collecting trash and turn them into wonderful artwork. He is an African worth celebrating.

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