Samuel Otu (born 1985) is a Ghanaian Artist who is known for his hyper-realistic drawings of people and still-life. He studied at Anglican Senior High School and graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with BA Industrial Art (Metals). Working in the genre of hyper-realism, using pencils on archival paper as medium, the award winning artist draws ordinary people, celebrities, still-life and the revered in the society both local and international. His magnificently executed drawings are sought after by collectors, celebrities and lovers of art worldwide.
In 2002 he took part in his maiden youth art competition in which he was adjudged the 1st runner-up. A competition held in Ghana by the National Conference of Artists, USA. He received an academic scholarship which catered for his High School education.
Also in 2011, his undergraduate project ‘A Metal Sculpture Advocating The Need To Register With The National Health Insurance Scheme’, caught the attention of the National Health Insurance Authority hence gave it a full sponsorship for its production. The sculpture was installed at the organization’s newly built ultra-modern office complex in Accra before the commissioning of the building by the then Head of State, Prof. John Evans Atta Mills.
Lately in March, 2019 Samuel was selected by the Government of Ghana to represent the nation in an exhibition dabbed Ghana Heritage Week which was held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The exhibition which lasted for five days was organized by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage.
Currently he doubles as a Teacher in the Asamankese Senior High School, Ghana. Teaching General Knowledge in Art at the Department of Visual Arts.