Ghanaian self-taught Artist Nana Danso Awuah-Asante has been featured in a film put together by Johnnie Walker, the world’s best-selling-Scotch, and Forbes 30 under 30 filmmaker, Amarachi Nwosu.
The Ones Who Keep Walking film showcases inspiring stories of the creators and collectives who are turning the attention of the world to Africa. Through never heard stories and in-depth conversations, the film reveals how fresh creative energy, sheer determination, and a pioneering spirit is bringing authentic African expression to the world.
The film features more than 20 defiantly optimistic voices across Africa including self-taught Ghanaian artist Nana Danso Awuah-Asante.
Nana Danso Awuah-Asante is a Ghanaian contemporary artist whose art has gained recognition through his endless cast of characters and personalities; these address a broad spectrum of universal and existential philosophies with childlike appeal. His childlike strokes and elementary shapes recall the simple yet complex imaginations of the human psyche, laying bare the limitless possibilities of how one can perceive the world.
Nana Danso is a self-taught artist who began painting and creating art extensively as an outlet for coping with anything. As art depicts life, Nana Danso’s symbolism portrays the reaction between the world and him. His work fuses aspects of storytelling, poetry combined with an impressionist and pop-art visual look.
This new feature film is part of an ongoing global roll-out of the next chapter in their iconic Keep Walking campaign and a follow-up to the release of The Man Who Walked Around the World in November 2020.
Additionally, it sets out to explore what the next 200 years of Keep Walking can look like and explores what happens when people can liberate themselves creatively, and the rich vibrant world it creates when there are those freedoms.
Produced by Something™ Originals and a team of 200+ creatives and talent from across Africa, The Ones Who Keep Walking picks up on the closing provocation of The Man Who Walked Around the World – ‘what’s next?’ – to shine a light on those who embody the spirit of Keep Walking and who, on their terms, are forging a bold new direction for their countries, cultures and the World.
The film was recently premiered in Accra at the Enclave Gardens in East Legon on a giant screen, amidst sipping and cool vibes.
The Media-led premiere will be happening in Kumasi to spread the message of ‘The Ones Who’ across multiple walks of life. You can watch the trailer for The Ones Who Keep Walking here: www.theoneswho.film