Posted by: Dr. Y. | May 15, 2020

John Amanam: Making Super Realistic Prostheses in Africa for Africans

Meet John Amanam, the Nigerian artist/engineer building super-realistic prostheses for Africans in Africa. I really liked his work: this is a self-thought man who used to work in the Nollywood industry, with no real training in prostheses, but a love of sculpture and most importantly of his fellow human being. After noticing family members who had lost limbs, he set out to make realistic-looking and affordable limbs with ebony, or mahogany shades, the shades of his fellow brothers and sisters. In essence, he is giving back confidence to those who have lost limbs. Enjoy!


  1. That is phenomenal! I’m glad there’s still good news going on in this day and age.


    • Right… that there is still good going on, and not just confinement news… I hear you!

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      • Of course! I’ve been bombarded with so much negative news regardless if it’s about the Rona or not. Seeing stories like this is a godsend.


      • AMEN

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