Suɔmɔ Hi Fe Shika, an exhibition of Film posters, Barbering and Salon Signages, opens at the Nubuke Foundation Gallery at East Legon, Accra on 6th, March 2021 at 16:00hrs.
The title of the exhibition Suɔmɔ Hi Fe Shika, a Ga phrase, translates as “Love is better than Money” appears on a salon signage. Originally functioning as advertisement materials, the works belong to Ghana’s vibrant visual pop- culture, a genre that includes tro-tro signages and decorative paintings on shop fronts, and kiosks.
The works that are being exhibited come from the collection of Dr. Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, a lecturer and Founding Director of the Centre for Popular Culture at the Ashesi University.
Artists whose works are included in the exhibition are Alpha and Omega, Awal Shetty, Billy, C.A Wisely, D.A Jasper, Faith Art, Leonardo Arts and O.A. Heavy-J.
The exhibition presents poster renditions of popular films such Shaolin Vs Ninja (1978), IP Man 2 (2008) and Shaolin Vs Taichi (1978). It also includes a poster on Ghana’s first video movie Zinabu (1987) as well as Diabolo 1 (1992).
Look out for publicity on additional accompanying programmes during the exhibition-talks, screenings etc.
There will be no opening ceremony. Visitors are advised to pre-register in adherence to Covid-19 Protocols.