Ghanaian music is currently taking a turn at gaining international recognition. Ghanaian musicians are working to put Ghana on the map through their music by aiming for international awards. Many musicians have done a great deal in the past by achieving that and more.
Musicians come in season and fade with time, sometimes their songs may be forgotten but when it comes to certain categories of musicians, the individuals and their songs can never be forgotten. These are the legends; musicians who have made massive impact and are still living their dream.
Legendary Ghanaian musicians cannot be made mention of without the famous Kojo Antwi also known as ‘Mr. Music Man’. He was raised in Suhum and then later came to Greater Accra specifically in Darkuman, not much is revealed about Kojo Antwi’s background because of his reserved nature, his age for instance is still kept unrevealed even though he was born on Monday and where he hails from is also not known. He has thirteen siblings and is married to Rocklyn Antwi.
Mr. Music Man as he is affectionately called by his fans started pursuing his music career after school. Before he became who he is now he joined a few musical bands like ‘The Classique Vibes’ which was formed in 1978 he later became a soloist. He released his first song which is titled ‘All I need is you’, his main genre of music is African Popular music (Afro-pop music) even though he still does other genres like reggae and highlife.
Medofo Pa, Dadie Anoma, Afofanto, Tom and Jerry, Pour Some Sugar, Odo Ano Wappi and Bra are a few of the many songs produced by Kojo Antwi and it has earned him opportunities to travel in and out of Africa to perform. He has received invitations to perform in countries like Sweden, Germany, U.K, Denmark and so on.
When it comes to Awards Mr. Music Man has gained recognition and awards worldwide and for various categories. Some of them are the Ghana Music awards, West Africa Music Awards and the likes. Kojo Antwi has encouraged young upcoming musicians by featuring them in his music or allowing them to feature him like Stonebwoy and King Promise.
He also shows his fans how much appreciates them especially when he accepted the invitation of one of his dedicated fans to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day.