He was born on May 17, 1983 in Accra. Derrick had a talent for painting and studied at Ghanatta College to further develop this ability. After completing art school, he continued to practice his techniques and sold some of his paintings.
His interest lies in abstract paintings because it is open to interpretation and gives him the freedom to explore shapes and colors, and assign meaning to a work of art. To him art is the desire of any person to express himself/herself to record the reaction of his person to the world he/she lives in.