Kofi Boakye Yiadom (died February 2, 2020),[1] known by his stage name Kofi B, was a Ghanaian highlife musician. He was known for songs such as "Mmbrowa", "Bantama Kofi Boakye" and "Koforidua Flowers", among others.[2][3][4][5][6] He was inspired by the likes of Amakye Dede, Kojo Antwi and Ofori Amponsah.[7]

Kofi B
Birth nameKofi Boakye Yiadom
Died(2020-02-02)February 2, 2020
Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana
GenresHiplife, Highlife
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2000–2020
LabelsAkwaaba Music, D&C Ghana, Tams Records
Associated actsKwabena Kwabena, Samini, Asumadu, Daddy Lumba, Appietus, Sarkodie, Ofori Amponsah

EducationEdit

Kofi B attended Agogo State College in the Ashanti Region, but dropped out prematurely due to financial difficulties.[8]

DeathEdit

Kofi B suffered a heart attack prior to performing at a concert in Cape Coast on February 2, 2020, and was pronounced dead on arrival after being rushed to a hospital.[9] He had been battling health issues over the past year.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Highlife singer Kofi B dies prior to Cape Coast concert". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  2. ^ "Biography of Kofi B | Ghana Music | Kofi B of Ghana". www.ghanabase.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  3. ^ "Complete Biography & Profile of Kofi B.,". The Ghana Star. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  4. ^ "Highlife musician, Kofi B, dead". Entertainment. 2020-02-02. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  5. ^ "Kofi B biography". Last.fm. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  6. ^ Tetteh, O. (2020-02-03). "More heartbreaking details of Kofi B's death pop up; Kofi Nti breaks silence". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  7. ^ "Kofi B.,". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  8. ^ "The Rise To Fame Of Kofi B". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  9. ^ "Highlife singer Kofi B dies after performing at concert". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2020-02-02.
  10. ^ Asare, Simon (2 February 2020). "Highlife Legend Kofi B passes on". Ghana News Agency. Retrieved 2 February 2020.