Kofi Adu

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Kofi Adu (born 25 May 1969), a.k.a. Agya Koo, is an award-winning actor and comedian from Ghana.[1] He has appeared in many Ghanaian movies such as Obaatanpa, Black Star and Ma Trick Wo.

Adu was originally from the Ashanti Region of Ghana, but lived in a suburb in Accra Newtown called Asantewaa. He worked as a shoemaker. 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 over 90 Ghanaian movies, 15 of which remain his favorite.[2][3]

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]

Craft[edit]

Avoiding the normal procedure of thoroughly reading a script before acting in films, he told Joy FM's 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kwaku Oteng, Biography- Kofi Adu alias Kote Kesie,Bamboo kote Agya Koo, 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.