“It is time to get out from the national into the intercontinental market, the world should hear more about real live, love, happiness, agony and poverty down in Africa.” This is a famous quote from the Maestro Kojo Antwi.
Mr. Music Man as he is popularly known started his career in music immediately after leaving Secondary School. He first joined the Boomtalents and later became the front man of the Classique Handels which later became the Classique Vibes.
The energetic youth band, within a short period captured the ears and eyes of Ghanaians and the neighbouring West African countries.
Due to the Band’s hard work, an international agent discovered the group and took them to Europe where they performed with overwhelming success in several festivals in Denmark and Sweden alongside Reggae & African well known Stars.
The Classique Vibes was confronted with popularity and immigration problems so they had to split up. With an exciting and successful musical career spanning over two decades, Kojo Antwi has established himself as a consummate vocalist; a prolific songwriter, producer and arranger; and an enigmatic performer, making him arguably the best Ghanaian musician.
After several years of going solo, he has delighted lovers of good music with his seductive voice that radiates through his massive repertoire of smooth and sultry ballads.
His first album ‘All I need is you’ became a chart buster in Ghana. It was played anywhere music sounded in the country. This album gave him the encouragement to continue and to become what he is today
Kojo Antwi’s genre of music has so many twists making it difficult to categorise him. Mostly, it is a blend of Highlife, soul, R&B and lovers rock.
He is noted for his diligent perfectionism; he takes his time to make good music that lasts for generations. Any of his old songs will get one on the dance floor just like any contemporary music of today would do.
Over the years, Kojo has released several albums with various songs like Tattoo, Densu, Amirika, Superman, ‘Akonoba, Menya ntaban, adiepena, among others.
He has won several awards in Ghana and abroad. Ghana Music Awards and international awards like Best Male Artist Afro West Africa, at the 2003 All Africa Music Awards, Our Music Award, Kora Award, West Africa Tourism award, among others
The music maestro has worked with international stars like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba. He is the only musician with a consistent annual live show through which he interacts with his many fans across the country.
If you have not 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.