Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art
Request your Ghana movie poster art

Request your Ghana movie poster art

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Ghanaian Movie Poster art 

Request your movie! What would you like to see get the Ghana movie treatment?

We work with artists in Ghana to keep this awesome surreal artwork alive. Choose from the selection or choose your own. Request your film in the additional notes section of checkout when you order.

- Acrylic on Canvas

- approx A0 size - 33x47 inches

This is a custom order product. Please allow 4 weeks for Delivery from Ghana 🇬🇭

Why It's on The Cornrow

Before there was Nollywood, there was Ghanaian and Nigerian Movie poster art.  . Starting in the 1980s with the advent of mobile-cinemas in west Africa showing bootleg screenings of Hollywood films, these movie-clubs would hire skilled artists to help with advertising.

Before access to digital printing, artists would re-create  the movie posters. Some, were direct recreations of the original artwork, but other times, artists took artistic licence and re-imagined scenes from the movies or just brazenly created entirely new storylines...  

Like Barber Shop Art, they are now collectors items and very hard to come by. Our Barbershop art is produced in Ghana by the same team who develop our Asafo Flags.

Want to learn more about this topic? Check out this blog post here. 

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The Cornrow

At the height of the slave trade in the eighteenth century, Asafo groups formed and used their flags to send messages of resistance and defiance to slavers, and backed up those flags with their fighting power.

Who were the Asafo? In the eighteenth century, the Fante states which were coastal fishing villages, consisted of many small, very independent groups of people. At no point has there ever been a "central state of Fante," so each individual group needed to provide its own protection. The militia groups that defended each state, from threats within and from the outside, are the Asafo. Asafo groups also participated in cultural events and rituals that reinforced the bonds that held each unique community together. In essence, they were a wide organization of military and community-minded people who kept their state together!  

The flags generally depict a historical event, an image of power or depict a confrontational proverb to threaten other rival companies. Several flags also include a British flag, Christian themes or mythical creatures not native to Ghana such as dragons and griffons as result of the influence of British colonialism. 

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