You read the title right! One-year-old Ghanaian toddler, Ace-Liam Nana Sam Ankrah, is officially a Guinness World Record holder as the world’s youngest male artist.

Ace-Liam started painting at the age of six-months-old. According to his mother, an artist herself, he created his first piece, “The Crawl,” at that tender age.


“While learning to crawl, I spread out a piece of unstretched canvas on the floor and dropped some paint on it as a way to keep him busy while I worked on a commission painting,” Chantelle Ankrah told Guinness. “He ended up spreading the paint all over the canvas, and in the process, he created his first masterpiece titled ‘The Crawl’. It was clear that he found a lot of joy in it.”

“It’s a fun and creative outlet for him, and he enjoys the freedom to explore and create without limitations,” Chantelle added.

Ace-Liam’s talent has garnered attention from art lovers world-wide , including Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, who proudly owns a commissioned piece from the young artist.

“He has created a buzz and heightened the conversation about art appreciation,” Chantelle said of her son. “As well as discovering and nurturing talents in kids.”

In a testament to his growing fame, Ace-Liam recently showcased his work at his first group exhibition, The Soundout Premium Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Technology in Ghana, where nine out of his ten pieces sold. To date, this little artist has sold a total of 15 pieces.

Chantelle encourages other parents to nurture their child’s unique talents, no matter how early they appear.

“Encourage and support your child’s interests, no matter how early they appear. Every child is unique, and nurturing their passions can lead to amazing discoveries and achievements.”

Photo: Ace-Liam Instagram

Tiffany Silva

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