Francis Annan Affotey was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. After graduating from Ghanatta College of Art and Design winning Best Student of Still Life, Best Imagination and Composition, and Best Abstract Drawing awards, Annan joined the Revolution Art Organization and displayed his work in several group and solo exhibitions in Accra. In 2013, Annan helped found the African Young Artist Organization (AYAO), an organization dedicated to supporting African youth in the arts through programs and exhibitions. Annan moved to the United States in 2014, where he exhibited in Wisconsin, New York, and Miami, and has worked in Milwaukee Public Schools with Arts@Large. Annan currently lives in Oxford, United Kingdom with his wife and son.