Charles Nii Armah popularly known in musical circles as Shatta wale affectionately called the dancehall king has been immortalized .
In recent times a portraiture of the controversial dance hall icon has been seen causing lots of hoax on social media platforms.
Research made by our out fit has yielded information that the sculpture piece was Made by Obama a level 300 student
Of university of education winneba.
Pictures and videos of A gentle man was seen modeling the Shatta Movement landlord.
Shatta Wale the my level hit maker is a house hold name all over the African music industry and the world at large. The international heavy wait musician and the multiple award winning artiste can boast of lots of accolades. Including a key to the city of Accra. Awarded to him by his excellency President of the republic of Ghana Nana Akufu Addo.
Lots of people have questioned whom the young man is. As his work is an exact replica of the dance hall god.
Victor kuutuome is his name, and he’s affectionately called Obama or the clay Doctor in art circles. He was born in the early nineties. He was born in winneba to Mr. and Mrs. Kuutuome , He is from upper western region of ghana Nandom to be precise ( Wa ) he speaks dagaree, Fante, Twi and English.
In an up close with Obama the clay doctor he revealed to our team the following:
He had his basic school education at university practice primary school, winneba and completed in 2006, He moved on to T. I. Ahmadiyya secondary school also in central region of Ghana to attain secondary education ,there he did visual arts and completed in 2009 , He continued his artistic development at ikeas advertising where he worked as an apprentice from 2009 to 2017.
He then gained admission to university of education winneba, where he is currently offering B.A. in art education and he specializes in sculpture and graphic design.
When he was ask about what inspires him as an artist, he had the following to say: First of all I am inspired by my sculptural lecturers at the art department of the university of education uew :
Madam Sosu, Mr. Kpodo, Mr opoku Mensah and the CEO of Tkm sculptures Dr. Theophilus Mensah who i currently works with as an apprentice Forman. Dr. T.K Mensah is like a father to me he has mentored me and taught me a lot about sculpture. He is my mentor, my director, my dream, my strength and his encouragements inspire me to aim at higher heights.
Secondly I am also inspired by the sculptural works of the renaissance masters ie Michael Angelo, Donatello and a host of them.
Lastly I am inspired by some biblical quotation which are Exodus 31:1-6, exodus 31:31, Colossians 3:23, Proverbs 22:29, and psalm 104:24
Speaking to Obama the clay doctor it was evident that he has chalked many successes in his field of endeavor even though he is yet to complete his B.A art Education at the University of Education Winneba.
He has worked as the Forman with Dr. Mensah on the many commissioned work by Nana Prah Agyensim vi at Assin kushea palace, and other works commissioned by the late Max Quaye (chief of tongo in the Volta region of Ghana) and many more.
He also worked on a full sculpture of Ghanaian footballer Asamoah Gyan which was his first human figure work in sculpture and for that reason he cherishes the work so much, and he is hoping to present it to him some day.
Victor kuutuome also known as Obama the Clay doctor has this to say as his final words.
My goals in life is to be well known globally with my realistic sculptural works. I also aim at working on celebrities locally and internationally being it musicians, political leaders, religious leaders and many more.
I also undertakes commissions for any kind of sculptural work be it clay or metal.
My social media handles are :
Victor kuutuome Facebook Kojoobama twitter