Kojo Antwi

Kojo Antwi, also known as "Mr. Music Man", is a Ghanaian Afro pop, highlife and reggae musical artist.[1][2][3][4]Born Julius Kojo Antwi into a family of 13 siblings, he grew up in the Darkuman a suburb of Accra. He has 22 albums to his name, with "Tom & Jerry" became one of his most popular songs in West Africa Ghana.[5]

Kojo Antwi
Birth nameJulius Kojo Antwi
Also known asMr Music Man
OriginGhana
GenresAfro pop, highlife, reggae
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsKeyboards, vocals, bass guitar
LabelsFreedom Family Records
Associated actsNana Yaa, Stonebwoy, Kontihene, SHE
Websitekojoantwi.net

CareerEdit

After leaving school, Kojo Antwi started his music career immediately by playing with the band Boomtalents. Later, he became the front-man of Classique Vibes, formerly known as Classique Handles. Eventually, Kojo went solo. His first solo album, All I Need is You, which was released in 1986, became a chartbuster in Ghana.[6] His music is a blend of Ghanaian highlife, Congolese soukous, Caribbean lovers rock, and African American soul and R&B.[7]

He sings in Ghana's dominant language, Twi.[8] In June 2018, the Ghanaian record producer started a tour of the US.[9]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albums[10][11]
  • All I Need is You (1986)
  • Anokye (1989)
  • Mr Music Man (1992)
  • Groovy (1994)
  • To Mother Afrika (1995)
  • Superman (1998)
  • Afrafra (1999)
  • Don't Stop the Music (2000)
  • Akuaba (2000)
  • Densu (2002)
  • Alpha (Compilation) (2003)
  • Tattoo (2006)
  • Mwaaah! (2009)

AwardsEdit

Antwi has received the West Africa Tourism Award, All Africa Music Awards, Kora Award, and the Our Music Award.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kojo Antwi Profile". GhanaWeb. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Website". Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Biography of Kojo Antwi". GhanaBase. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Kojo Antwi,". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  5. ^ "Kojo Antwi Biography | Profile | Ghana". www.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 2021-03-06.
  6. ^ "Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi are both incomparable – Okyeame Kwame". www.ghanaweb.com. 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  7. ^ "Daddy Lumba, Kojo Antwi are both incomparable – Okyeame Kwame". www.ghanaweb.com. 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  8. ^ "Kojo Antwi,". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  9. ^ "Kojo Antwi 2018 US Tour". TheAfricanDream.net. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  10. ^ [http://www.mtv.com/artists/kojo-antwi/discography/
  11. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/kojo-antwi-mn0002288095/discography "Kojo Antwi"] at AllMusic.
  12. ^ "Kojo Antwi Is A Legend – Daily Guide Ghana". www.dailyguideghana.com. Retrieved 2015-09-14.[dead link]