Amoako Boafo
Okay Africa

Gameli Hamelo, Okay Africa, September 27, 2022

Amoako Boafo on Showing the World How He Wants to Be Seen

As Amoako Boafo's debut solo museum exhibition, 'Soul of Black Folks', at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is about to close, OkayAfrica caught the artist’s lasting message:
"I think a lot of people talk about tables, chairs, and sofas and I think they all have the same idea about sitting and relaxing, joining the table. Whatever is happening to African contemporary art, most people think that it's just a wave and it will just vanish. But I think making that painting, for me, makes me feel like I have arrived. Yes, I will talk for myself first, but I also think that we've been around for a long time. But now, we have a couch where we are comfortable. We are around, and we are not going anywhere," Boafo tells.