Paa Joe (Ghana, 1947) started his ten-year apprenticeship from 1960-1970 as a coffin artist in the workshop of his uncle Kane Kwei (1924–1992) in Teshie. 1977 he started his own business in Nungua. 1989 he participated in a group exhibition ’Les Magiciens de la terre’ at the Centre Pompidou, Paris France. He is an artist and one of the pioneers of the fantasy coffin craft. Paa Joe is known as the Grandfather of Ghana's fantasy coffin trade for his extraordinary artistic talent. He makes beautiful creations that are often seen by only a handful of people before being buried forever.