John Peter “JP” Dadson is a Ghanian Art Director, Music Producer, Skateboarder, DJ and Turntablist. He was self-inspired to create at an early age. Born on 25th September, 1990, JP is the second son of Emmanuel Kojo Dadson, a well renowned actor and musician.
His father’s band ‘The Black Generation Band’ was very influential in his interest for music. JP would tour with the band an early age. This opportunity played a major role in his interest in music. The band regularly performed music from artist’s such as Ebo Taylor, ET Mensah, Fela Kuti, Osibisa as well as original music composed by Kojo Dadson himself.
Through primary school he spent most of his hours on Pre-Technical Skills, Vocational Skills, Integrated Science, Art, Music and Information Technology. After graduating from North Ridge Lyceum in 2005, he attended St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast, majoring in the school’s Business Program. In 2018 he was awarded *Artist of the year* and a *Special Award in Creativity* during his final year in St. Augustine’s College.
He received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Publishing Studies, majoring in Design and Illustration at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2013.
He is the co-founder of Creatures and Afreetune. He also actively supports the skateboarding community, through Skate Nation Ghana.
His eye for art extends beyond his digital media work. He is naturally drawn to analyze the visual and sonic world around him. Whether it be the architecture that surrounds him, the sunlight setting around Accra, or the music playing in the background. He constantly breaks down his world and examines each of its unique parts. He seeks understanding not only of how things look, but how they work.