Kodjo Akolor

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Kodjo Akolor
Kodjo Akolor from the side, speaking into a microphone as a host during Musikhjälpen 2011.
Kodjo Akolor during Musikhjälpen 2011.
Born Kodjo Akolor
(1981-06-15) 15 June 1981 (age 35)
Vallentuna, Stockholm, Sweden

Kodjo Akolor (born 15 June 1981) is a Swedish TV/radio personality and comedian.

He started as a comedian in 2005 and after two years became a regular on contemporary R&B themed radio station The Voice. In 2008 Akolor became a reporter for Vakna med the voice a TV and radio show multi-cast on TV-channel Kanal 5 and The Voice radio network. He also hosted the TV-show Kodjos värld (Kodjos world) on The Voice TV where he combined humor and music videos.[1]

During the 2008 spring he became the co-host of Talang (Talent) the Swedish version of the Got Talent series. The producers originally contacted comedian Björn Gustafsson, but his schedule was too busy and recommended his friend Kodjo Akolor.[1]

Since 2008 he has also been one of the three regular show hosts on Radio P3’s popular morning show Morgonpasset.[2] He is frequently featured on Kanal 5’s RAW comedy club [3] and high-profile comedy show Parlamentet.[4][5] In the summer of 2010, Akolor was the host and MC at the largest Twilight Saga fan event in Scandinavia (at the Ericsson Globe Arena) featuring Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart.[6][7] Kodjo has also been part of the Musikhjälpen several times.

In the spring of 2012, he co-hosted a Game of Thrones discussion show on SVT.[8]

2014 he was voted the Best Male Host of the year at the Swedish Radio Awards. 2015 he was inducted into the Stockholm Hall of Fame

Personal life[edit]

Kodjo Akolor says his family were the only black family in Vallentuna when he grew up. It was not until high school that he met others with a similar background.[1] He has a university degree in Economics from Södertörns Högskola and lists medieval history as one of his hobbies.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Foto: Berglund Jocke (2008-04-09). "Kodjo Akolor har gjort raketkarriär - Tv - Expressen Nöje | Nöjesnyheter Musiknyheter Filmnyheter". Expressen.se. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  2. ^ Linda Fagerlind linda.fagerlind@resume.se (2008-12-19). "Resumé: Kodjo Akolor och Hanna Hellquist till Morgonpasset". Resume.se. Archived from the original on March 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Kodjo Akolor | RAW Comedy Club". Rawcomedy.se. Archived from the original on March 11, 2012. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100818154543/http://stockholmcomedyfestival.se/?page_id=657. Archived from the original on August 18, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "De sitter i Parlamentet i höst - Parlamentet". tv4.se. 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20100825163623/http://vimmel.msn.se/content/12259. Archived from the original on August 25, 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Twilight-nirvana för fansen - Film" (in Swedish). Pastan.nu. Archived from the original on July 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-05-10. 
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120422004250/http://svt.se/2.172087. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved February 24, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ Text: Andrea Drakander Foto: Andrea Drakander. "Skit i skolan och skaffa en riktigt bra talang istället!". Cumulusweb.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-05-10.