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Tag : Paa Joe

11 Apr 2019

As A Famous Coffin Maker, Paa Joe Turns 70

Joseph Ashong fondly known as Paa Joe is considered one of the most important Ghanaian fantasy coffin artists of his generation. Born in 1947 in the Akwapim region, Greater Accra Region in Ghana, he belongs to the Ga-Adangbe people. At 15, Paa Joe began a ten-year apprenticeship with his uncle, Kane Kwei in Teshie. In 1976, he started his own business in Nungua and has trained many young artists like Daniel Mensah, Eric Kpakpo and Kudjoe Affutu, who have all […]