Spanning a mix of cinema genres like horror, action, martial arts, Hindi film and native West African (Ghallywood and Nollywood), the paintings have been collected from fourteen different artists, including Mr. Brew, Leonardo, Stoger, Salvation, Heavy J, Mr. Gbetty Shettey, Magasco, Farkira, Papa Warsti, DA Armahsco, Classic Arts, Casper, Adomako and M. Yawson.


For context, these posters are the product of a much larger industry dubbed ‘Ghanaian Mobile Cinema’ which began in the 80’s. As the name suggests, a troupe of portable projectionists travelled Ghana creating make-shift screening areas in villages void of electricity. With no access to affordable printing, the hand-painted movie poster was born, with the canvas ingeniously created from flour sacks sewn together.


The Ghanian movie poster has today become a legend in its own right. In an effort to preserve and educate the community about these fabled creations (and support current artists), Deadly Prey Gallery in Chicago and Robert Kofi Ghartey in Accra, Ghana joined forces to take the distinctive works on tour.