About Us


A not-for profit organization established by Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia in 2013 to: 
  • Support emerging and mid-career African artists, advance contemporary African art, especially art of Ghanaian origin locally and internationally, promote a vibrant market for art and encourage art literacy.
  • Help African American students in the USA rediscover their identity/heritage  by connecting them with their counterparts in West Africa through intentionally focused art activities.


The day to day functions of the Organization are executed by a team led by the Managing Trustee who in turn work with the trustee and youth boards under the guidance of an advisory board. 

Advisory Board

 Felix Biga - Caterpillar Inc, USA. Kofi Agyei - Art collector, Investment Banker, UK. Torrence Moore - Investment Banker, USA. Marian Ekua Hayfron-Benjamin - Founding Partner, Ashong Benjamin & Associates, Accra, Ghana. Sacha Okoh - CEO & Entrepreneur, Viva Boutique, Accra Ghana. Ben Ben Taylor - Chief Operating Officer, Fithoil, USA.  Susan Mensah - Social Development Advisor DFID, Accra, Ghana. Nana Kofi Acquah - Documentary Photographer and Writer, Accra, Ghana.  Kofi Owusu--Bempah - Managing Partner of Pan-African Soleil Holdings, London, England. Marian Toure - Activist, Media & Communication Specialist, Accra, Ghana. Renicha McCree UNAIDS, Accra Ghana

Trustee Board

Kobby Ankomah-Graham, Essé Dabla-Attikpo, Ayodeji Rotinwa, Mpho Manyala-Chitapi, Gideon Ayi-Owoo, Mawulom Essel-Koomson, Yasmin Kumi

Youth Board

Sahil Kirpalani, Seth Quansah, Nyahan Tachie-Menson, Joseph Awuah-Darko, Ewurama Dadson, Karl Hooper, Sarah Owusu

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2150  S Canalport Ave

Ste 2A-11

Chicago, IL 60608


We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

The Akpohornu
20 Tedzi Street

South Tesano



E: info@kuenyehiaprize.org

T:     (+1) 630 346 4100

      (+233) 24 204 1645  

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