KWAME AKOTO (ALMIGHTY GOD)
b 1950 (Ghana)
Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Kwame Akoto showed an interest in painting from an early age and displayed obvious talent. His professional career began at fifteen with two local painters who taught him to paint signs and decorate taxis and lorries. He then set up his own workshop in the mid-seventies in one of the most crowded and chaotic parts of the city.
In this same period Akoto embraced religion in the form of Christianity. He joined a Pentecostal sect known as the House of Faith Ministries and became a fervent preacher as well as a renowned healer. It was then that Akoto began to call himself Almighty God, the name with which he now signs all his works.