Astu Numadzi is a Ghanaian artist and fashion designer. He specializes in painting, graphic design, and fashion design. Atsu began designing and painting in secondary school. After secondary school he went on to graduate from Ghanatta College of Art. He turned his talents into a successful career on the Ghanaian art scene. He now splits his time between Ghana, Tanzania, and the U.S.
His graphic works have appeared in numerous ad campaigns. His work can be seen in the 2010 hit film Coz Ov Moni, where he worked with Ghanaian musicians Wanlov the Kubolor and M3nsa to create many of the graphics for the film. His work also appeared in music videos and promotional material for Wanlov the Kubolor and Yaa Pono, including the video for Wanlov's song "Veverita" featuring King Ayisoba and the video for Yaa Pono's song "Good Morning" featuring Efya. Atsu recently worked on ad campaigns for mobile phone company Glo Ghana. He also worked on a series of graphic art projects promoting peace during recent Ghanaian presidential elections.
Atsu's fashions have been seen in fashion shows all over Ghana and Tanzania, including multiple shows at the French Embassy, Golden Tulip, and the Anansesem Fashion Show at Alliance Francaise. He also participated in the 2013 Swahili Fashion Week, the largest fashion event in East Africa. His trademark t-shirts featuring African patterns have been worn by several notable celebrities.
Atsu's paintings have been shown in various exhibits throughout Ghana, Tanzania, and the United States. His fine art can be found at various boutiques around Accra and Dar es Salaam, and online. His works can be seen at the Nanoff Gallery in Accra and Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam. His style varies, from his well-known African Leaders Mural to some of his more intimate pieces. Due to his skills and creativity, Atsu has been commissioned to do several pieces for the private market.