Kojo Antwi, popularly known as “Mr. Music Man” is a Ghanaian music artist of Afro-pop, reggae, and highlife. He is one of the finest musicians in Africa. The birth name of Kojo Antwi is Julius Kojo Antwi. He hails Obo-Kwahu in the Eastern Region and was born into a family of thirteen siblings and was brought up in the Darkuman suburb of Accra. Kojo Antwi age has still been kept hidden from the public. Under his credit, he has twenty-two albums. One of his victorious singles in Africa and Ghana is “Tom & Jerry”.
With an exciting and successful musical career spanning over two decades, Kojo Antwi “Mr Music Man” has established himself as a consummate vocalist; a prolific songwriter, producer and arranger; and an enigmatic performer, making him arguably the best Ghanaian musso alive.
Over the years, he has delighted lovers of good music with his clear and flawlessly seductive voice that radiates through his massive repertoire of smooth and sultry ballads.
His music defies categorization and is often a blend of West Africa’s highlife and soukous, the Caribbean’s lover’s rock and a dash of Afro-America’s soul and R&B. Kojo is noted for his diligent perfectionism; he takes his time to make good music that lasts for generations. You would love any of his 20 year old song like you would any contemporary music of today.
Highlife legend of Ghana, Kojo Antwi has revealed that he has 2 wives in his life. He said that music is his first wife. The name of Kojo Antwi wife is Rocklyn Antwi. Kojo Antwi said that
“Nothing stops me from responding to the call from music whenever she needs me”.
Mr. Musician Man considered music as his first wife. He said that whenever music (his first wife) calls, he abandons other things or any work and heads directly towards the call.
Kojo Antwi has not revealed alot about his children. He has kept his family life private and away from the limelight. In this article GistAfrica presents to you some lovely pictures of Kojo Antwi and his beautiful family.
Kojo Antwi has won several Ghana Music Awards and international awards like Best Male Artist fro West Africa, at the 2003 All Africa Music Awards, Our Music Award, Kora Award, West Africa Tourism award among many others.
“I live music. I love music. It is like the air that I breathe. I am highly appreciative of different aspects of music from different cultures. In my culture music plays a very prominent role. We welcome the new-born child with singing, we steep the child in their parents’ religion with music, we celebrate birthday anniversaries with music, we welcome long lost family and friends with music, in places with power failures cheerful people sit together under the moonlight, make music and dance like there is no tomorrow. Music fills the heart of the faithful and the faithless with so much joy. And when the time comes for us to depart to join our ancestors, family, friends, and well-wishers send us off with music. It is an honor to be called “Mr. Music Man””
This statement was said by Kojo Antwi and he considers these words as a philosophy of his life. Kojo Antwi said these terms in a manner by which you can almost touch and see the music in him.
He has a Master Saxophone player from Sierra Leone. He is the only musician with a consistent annual live show through which he interacts with his many fans across the country. If you haven’t seen him at any of his 24th December shows, make sure you catch him in the next one, because he is always at his best at these shows.