Kwadwo Safo Kantanka also known as African Star (born 26 August 1948 in Kensere, Ghana) is a Ghanaian Christian minister, philanthropist and the owner of Kantanka Group of Companies, which manufactures and assembles Kantanka branded vehicles in Ghana. He is also the leader and founder of Kristo Asafo (Christ Reformed Church).
Kwadwo Safo was born at Kensere near Bekwai in the Ashanti Region of Ghana to Mrs Amoanimaa and Mr Yaw Safo. He had his basic education at Kensere Methodist Basic School. He furthered his education at the Ghana Technical Institute in Kumasi.
Bekwai Ashanti region of Ghana
As a child, he had deep passion for science and technology. After closing from school, he would quickly do his home work and rush to the farm to get sticks for designing cars, helicopters, planes, etc. He designed machines and automobiles that had never been seen in the town.
On the 3rd of February 1971, he founded his church, Kristo Asafo (Christ Reformed Church). The infant Kristo Asafo faced some economic challenges. To solve these, Apostle Safo Kantanka embarked on preparing soaps that cured skin diseases. Many were amazed to see a man of God roaming through towns and villages with soap on his head and advertising with his mouth to attract customers.
This made some people to question his legitimacy of being a man of God but Apostle Safo Kantanka was not bordered about this. He knew he was a great man and had a special mission to accomplish on earth but it was just a matter of time.
He also embarked on selling cooking oil and foodstuff, farming, fishing and many other trades and entrepreneurial ventures. He did all these alongside the preaching of the gospel.
From this humble beginning, it appeared to lots of people as a shock when they saw him donating the little he had to the poor and needy in society. He also manually dug wells for villages and communities to aid them obtain good drinking water. All these were done wholeheartedly and free of charge.
Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka and his Kristo Asafo were synonymous to philanthropy. In 1980, Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka began organising annual charity shows where lots of food stuff from his farms, clothing and other items were distributed to the poor and needed in society. He also exhibited some of his inventions and innovations on such shows. In the year 2013 he organised the 33rd annual edition of the said show. Apostle Dr Safo Kantanka and the Kristo Asafo are famous for philanthropy and service to the needy in society.
The Kristo Asafo started as a church in Accra New town without any branch. Today, the Kristo Asafo has 137 branches in Ghana and other international branches in Verona (Italy), London (United Kingdom) and the United States.
The Kristo Asafo (Christ reformed Church), apart from its believe in the trinity, also believe that the infinite intelligence that God has given to mankind is not limited to one race and that by hard work and perseverance through science and technology as demonstrated by its visionary leader, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, Africa will be redeemed.
Bullet proofed military machine-gun robot
Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is a patriotic African and strong believer in the creation of wealth within the borders of each country rather than relying on foreign assistance. For him, no empowerment is as effective as self-empowerment.
He believes that the Blackman is capable of managing his own affairs. Hard work and perseverance are his most cherished words. He teaches that, the way to success is identifying talents, improving on them and applying same to the benefit of society.
Donation of Kantanka 4×4 to Ghana Police
The challenge then is for Africans to identify that purpose and apply their abilities to the freedom of the continent and to the glory of God.
His mission is to empower Africa through the application of science and technology to uplift the sunken image of the African continent and make it economically independent.
Civilization started from Africa but currently, Africa is lagging behind in technology and so many things. Africa is seen by some as a continent of darkness and it’s been associated with inferiority. Apostle Safo aims to restore the lost glory of this mighty continent.
“My mission is to redeem Africa” – Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka.
As a musical enthusiast, Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka started with the manufacturing of Electrical Drums with brain units, Loud Speakers, Professional Mixing Console, Amplifiers, Pre-Amps and Seven-Stringed Bass Guitars (the first of its kind in the world at the time).
He then moved to the manufacture of Sewing and Embroidery Machines, corn mills, combine harvesters, solar tunnels, anti-gravity devices, multi-purpose mobile Block Molding Machine capable of producing 16 to 18 blocks at a time, human sensor televisions, and many more.
He manufactured his first automobile “Kantanka Saloon” in 1998 and a Cross Country four- wheel Drive “Kantanka Onantefo I” in 2006.
On 30th December 2007, Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka outdoor a 26 feet long Limo styled Cross Country vehicle – “Kantanka Obrempon” at the church’s 27th Annual Charity & Technology Fair at Awoshie in Accra, Ghana. He on the same day launched an Excavator. All his products are made of local materials.
He also brought to the public scene the Kantanka jet, an air-conditioned four seater aircraft, he had manufactured.
In 2012, he launched a sports utility vehicle, “Kantanka Nsoromma” which is powered by a shirt. In the same year, he outdoor another 4X4 vehicle, “Kantanka Daasebre”, which is powered and steering-controlled by a wrist watch.
That same year, he outdoor a solar-powered non-engine saloon car, “Kantanka Odeneho”.
In 2013, he unveiled Kantanka Otumfo , a four-wheel drive that is ignited with a walking stick; Kantanka Odeneho II, an upgraded version of Kantanka Odeneho I; KTK 02, a defensive helicopter; Kantanka passenger airliner; Kantanka Bazookas etc.
He has also manufactured varieties of industrial machinery including Weed Slashers, Street garbage Collectors, Spot Welding Machines, Automated Human Sensor WCs and Taps, cranes, medical and industrial robots capable of responding to programmed commands, rockets, missile launchers, incubators, armoured cars, radio consoles, and many more.
Another overwhelming ingenuity of Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka is his creative ability to convert sea shells and husk of palm fruits into metals which he uses for manufacturing some of his products such as the engine of the Kantanka Jet.
The Great KOSA tea bags, syrups, tablets, injectables, balms, creams, infusions etc which are used for the treatment of acute and chronic diseases are all part of his repertoire.
He has been able to cure diseases which have been tag “incurable” by the world’s “best brains” in the health profession.
Aside health, he has also revived the natural preservation of food using plants and herbs.