AKOSUA AGYAPONG- BIOGRAPHY
Akosua Agyepong was born in Accra on the 17th of November 1959 and she is a half Ashanti, half Akyem. She started her education at Harrow International School and later attended Holy Child Secondary in Cape Coast after which she had a one year computer course at NCR and entered music afterwards.
Akosua Agyapong is one indefatigable female musician who, at the peak of her career, gave her male counterparts in the world of highlife a good run for their money. Akosua started composing songs as a child as she saw that music was an inborn passion for her name became a household word in the mid-1990s for both her sweat voice and her elaborate dance moves by another music legend Nana Kwame Ampadu.
Her first album was, ‘Frema’ which was released on January 1, 1990. The ‘Frema’ album had songs full of inspirational like ‘Me ye Obaa’ which became an instant hit ‘, ‘Born again’, ‘Anan tuo’, ‘San be hwe wo mba’ among others. After the success of her album, she met Nat Brew and Rex Omar, who inspired her to release her subsequent album, Kokokoo, another instant hit. The three later teamed up to form Nakorex and released ‘Kpanlogo’. After Nakorex, she went into a long hiatus and later resurfaced as a gospel artist, she is simply unpredictable.
Her second album was entitled ‘Esiwa’ had the hit song like ‘Kokokoo’. Her third was with music group NAKOREX which was made up of herself, Nat Brew and Rex Omar. Akosua has five albums to her credit, one in collaboration with NAKOREX and another as a member of NAKOREX. The group released two albums which included the popular hit song ‘Kpanlogo’. She later turned into doing gospel music.
Akosua Agyepong is married to Rev Daniel Asamoah-Larbi and she is a mother of six, Ewurama, Ebo, Nana Akua and Maame Kwakywaa, Kweku and Efua Amoabea. She also owns a restaurant, ‘Ye Kum Kom’ at Rawlings Park in Accra Central. A compiled version of Akosua Agyepong’s major songs was released and auctioned with the first copy going for 2,000 Ghana Cedis.
WRITTEN BY: NTEWUSU PHILOMINA LISA
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