- Nigerian artist John Amanam is one person who is taking practical steps towards assisting people who have missing body parts
- Amanam is a sculptor who creates realistic prosthetics
- The brilliant artist is a graduate of fine and industrial art from the University of Uyo
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A talented Nigerian artist identified as John Amanamhas invented a method to create hyper-realistic body parts which he says can be used for people with missing limbs.
Amanam is a creative sculptor who has a myriad of mind-blowing oeuvres to his credit.
Apparently borne out of his avidity to add value to lives, he recently launched his prostheses for people who have lost their body parts.
The young brilliant artist is the first Nigerian to produce this cosmetic art. According to Amanam, he faced difficulty in getting the machines he uses to create his art which actually solves a problem for millions of people in the country. However, the difficulty didn't deter him, and now he has perfected making realistic body parts for people who need them.
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Briefly.co.za learnt that he can make a replica of any lost body part, ranging from ears, nose, arms, fingers to toes and even legs. According to him, he also makes artificial hair for bald people. He also goes as far as matching to any skin colour to suit his clients' specifications.
His creations are also affordable compared to other places in the world.
It costs between $10,000 (R147k) and $100,000 (R1,479,804) to get prosthetic limbs anywhere in the world, but according to Amanam, his clients can pay as low as N250,000 (R10 171) to get artificial legs or arms and a paltry sum of N35,000 (R1 424) for other minor body parts that look and feel exactly like real human body.
John Amanam intends to open a factory in Akwa Ibom State from where he would produce the prostheses in large quantity for exportation to other countries.
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