Emmanuel Apraku who happens to be the CEO of Penciled Celebrities, nicknamed Ray Styles has reportedly been confirmed dead.
Earlier, the family of Ray Styles appealed to the general public to assist them financially in order for the talented pencil artist to undergo a liver surgery which knocked him down and made him grow very thin as compared to his normal self.
After several months of struggle battling his ailment, Ray Styles has finally given up the ghost according to reports reaching us.
The news was broken by TV3’s Giovani Caleb and as at now, tributes are already flowing on social media as fans send their condolences to the bereaved family.
See his post below:
Biography of Emmanuel Apraku CEO of Penciled Celebrities Ray Style
Emmanuel Apraku CEO of Penciled Celebrities Ray Style was born in 1989, the youngest of four siblings. He was raised solely by his mother, after the death of his father, Mr. Paul Apraku when he was eight years old.
Spending his primary years at Accra New Town Experimental School, he attended Accra Academy between 2003 to 2006 where he earned the nickname Ray Styles.
He then proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Art, and graduated with a bachelor of art degree in communication design.
Being the son of a great craftsman, Ray attributes his natural flair to his late father who in his time created a lot of artworks for exhibition.
This influenced him to start drawing at a very young age and eventually landing commissions.
But it was not until his days as a Communications Student at KNUST that he realised his true potential as an artist and subsequently defined his own unique style in the form of caricature, pencil art, traditional drawing, and graphic design.
He has also worked with great celebrities such as Josh Ostrovsky (know as thefatjewish), Michael Blackson, Chris Bosh, Tolu Lope (known as dontjealousme), DeStorm Power (known as destorm), KingBach, Mrcocoyam, D Black, Edem, and Malin Björk just to mention a few.
He is also an avid keyboardist and footballer and loves to listen to good music.
Among other things, Ray Styles was known for actively supporting numerous social awareness campaigns through his art.