Social media favorite little boy, Jake Amo is all grown!
By Rita Chioma,
Remember little Jake Amo from Ghana, the boy whose picture turned into a wildly popular meme?
There is tremendous growth recorded in his life and education which was spotted by African Check.
They caught up with him recently and he is doing very well.
A photo of Jake Amo from the village Asempanaye in Ghana was the meme of choice for many a joke in 2016.
Africa Check was able to determine that photographer, Carlos Cortes had taken the famous picture of then 4-year old Jake during artist Solomon Adufah’s visit to teach creative studies and art at his school in August 2015.
In July 2017, Adufah returned to Ghana and managed to catch up with Jake.
“He was on school vacation and visiting family during my short stay but I was able to visit [them] to check up on him,” he told Africa Check.
“Jake is also enrolled in an extracurricular programme at his school to help him with his English, maths and drawing. The Ghana Education Services in the Eastern Region District will continue to monitor his progress in working relationship with Homeland Africa and his Family.” He added.