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I doubt sheer creative tenacity alone drove the Creo Concept to create the visually stimulating depictions of Ghanaian female day names. Rather, I presume it was their passion to showcase our beautiful culture as much as it was to promote the ever-expanding Ghanaba movement’s online presence.

7 Goddesses in their elements
A Goddess a Day makes the world tick

My curiosity was piqued after seeing a few illustrations that the company had shared. Creo’s manner of teasing was truly effective in heightening fan anticipation for subsequent illustrations and accompanying interpretations.

Adwoa
Adwoa

The Creo team’s artistry is appealing, their colour compositions are fluid and their characters are nicely shaped, with easily identifiable elements characteristic of African women.

Abena
Abena

Their settings are easily identifiable and show these goddesses in their elements, doing things any girl on the continent and in the diaspora can relate to, one way or another.

Akua
Akua
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The settings seamlessly blend the characters’ activities and mannerisms, easily evoking pride and nostalgia. Overall, the profound beauty of Creo’s characters is irresistibly endearing, much like ants in a candy shop.

Yaa
Yaa

While I may not agree with all the interpretations, I must say some are certainly true to the letter.

Afia
Afia

I do not intend to delve into the meaning of the names but rather, to appreciate and share what I call, “feel-good” art. An exploration of the meanings can be saved for another post or deduced here.

Ama illustration by creo animation
Ama

I believe art demands more reverence than life does because of it’s longevity, the multiple stories it tells and the many lives it impacts. This belief pegs the Creo team as illustrators of extraordinary gifts, whose talents can be trusted to produce a circle of multi-dimensional characters, complex enough to boldly depict Ghanaian and African realism and thus make art an essential part of life.

Akosua
Akosua

I applaud Creo’s wonderful work and can’t wait to see the god (male) series. Check Creo out on Instagram for even greater art and animation.

Kofi Asare

Edited by Kadi Yao Tay

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