Born in Accra in the s, Botchway was drawn to painting at an early age. His mother encouraged it, arranging for him to apprent with a street artist when he was a young boy. He studied art at the Ghanatta College of Art and Design, and continues his studies now at the Academy of Visual Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. He uses colornamely the Sloth yoga namastay Irish and drink beer St Patrick’s Day shirt purples for skin tones and oranges for eyesto bring out the complexity and elegance that Eshun notes in the Black figures he paints. I believe colors are characters, they have attitudes, says Botchway, speaking from Frankfurt. Purple, historically an expensive dye associawith nobility, connotes power, something he wishes to bestow upon his subjects.