The late Kwaku Addei was born to the late Mr. Solomon Kwaku Addei from Kokofu Anyinim and the late Madam Mercy Yaa Serwaa also from Kokofu Anyinam in the Amansie East District in the Ashanti Region on 16th January 1938.
The Father named him after himself and consequently he was called Solomon Kwaku Addei by members of his family, friends and all those who intimately got to know him.
He was the first born of the parents of ten children. He had his formal education at Ehuren Methodist School and completed in 1955. Thereafter, he took for apprenticeship and successfully came out with flying colors.
He followed his parents to Bibiani in the Western Region and was employed in the Bibiani Gold mines company in 1927. Due to his hard work, he also practiced the art work alongside the company work and the Bibiani Town folks affectively called him SOLO ART WORK. It was Bibiani that he got married to Madam Mary Addei. After working in the mines for years, he left to Accra to continue with his art works. He became so popular too in Accra. Life became unfair to him so on the bed of affliction. He gave his life to Jesus and started attending church of Pentecost at Kaneshie. He accepted to live by faith and never turn back.