Kofi Adu

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Kofi Adu
Born
Kofi Adu

(1969-05-25) 25 May 1969 (age 51)
OccupationActor

Kofi Adu (born May 25, 1969), also known as Agya Koo, is an actor and comedian from Ghana.[1] He has appeared in over 200 Ghanaian movies including Obaatanpa, Away Bus, Black Star, and Ma Tricki Wo.

Career[edit]

Adu is originally from the Ashanti Region of Ghana, but lived in a suburb in Accra Newtown called Asantewaa. He worked as a cobbler. Adu was discovered on a Ghanaian comedy show on GTV (Ghana National Television) at the National Theater in Accra, where he worked as a comedian warming up the crowd.

In July 2008, he was awarded a National Award by then-Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor. Although he originally journeyed to Accra to sing, Agya Koo has been featured in many Ghanaian movies, 15 of which remain his favorite.[2][3]

Avoiding the normal procedure of thoroughly reading a script before acting in films, he told Joy FM's former morning show host Kojo Oppong Nkrumah that while actors and actresses are typically given scripts two weeks before they begin shooting, his God-given talent allows him to improvise without a script.[2]

Personal life[edit]

In June 2016, Adu got remarried to Rita Asiedu in London, UK after dating for 4 years. He was previously married to Victoria Owusu Adomako but divorced.[4]

Filmography[edit]

  • Keysoap Concert Party
  • Agya Koo Gbegbentus
  • Three Desperate Friends
  • House of Commotion
  • Evil Plot To Break My Home
  • Kumasi Yonko (meaning - Kumasi Friendship)
  • Obi nnim awie ye (meaning - No one knows the end)
  • Ka wonan toso (meaning - Sit properly)
  • Asew 419A (meaning - In-law 419A)
  • Business Partner
  • Gyina Pintin (meaning - Stand Firm)
  • Bone So Akatua (meaning - Rewards of Evil)
  • Obaatanpa (meaning - Good Mother)
  • Black Star
  • Ma Tricki Wo (meaning - I have tricked you)
  • Agya Koo Trotro Driver
  • Joni Waka
  • Ohia (meaning - Poverty)
  • Away Bus
  • Nsem Pii (meaning - Many Issues)
  • Sure banker
  • Agya Koo Mechanic
  • Aburokyire Abrabo (meaning - Life Abroad)
  • Agya Koo Bank Manager
  • Asem Aba Fie (meaning - An Issue at Home)
  • Kankan Nyame
  • My Soldier Father
  • Obidea Aba (meaning - It's the turn of another)
  • Nnipa Sei Nnipa (meaning - Humans destroy themselves)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kwaku Oteng, Biography- Kofi Adu alias Kote Kesie,Bamboo kote Agya Koo Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, ghanamma.com, 4 January 2009
  2. ^ a b Koo lauds President's decision to award him, 2 July 2008
  3. ^ Akan film producers share joy with Egya Koo, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, 3 July 2008
  4. ^ "VIDEO: Kofi Adu a.k.a. Agya Koo Remarries in London". GhanaStar. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.