Film, TV, Stage & Radio
|Birth||1 January 1969, Kumasi|
Kofi Adu (born 25 May 1969), a.k.a. Agya Koo, is an award-winning actor and comedian from Ghana. He has appeared in many Ghanaian movies such as Obaatanpa, Black Star and Ma Trick Wo.
Adu was originally from the Ashanti Region of Ghana, but lived in a suburb in Accra Newtown called Asantewaa. He worked as a shoemaker. Adu was discovered on a Ghanaian comedy show on GTV (Ghana National Television) at the National Theater in Accra, where he worked as a comedian warming up the crowd.
In July 2008, he was awarded a National Award by then-Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor. Although he originally journeyed to Accra to sing, Agya Koo has been featured in over 90 Ghanaian movies, 15 of which remain his favorite.
In June 2016, Adu got remarried to Rita Asiedu in London, UK after dating for 4 years. He was previously married to Victoria Owusu Adomako but divorced.
Avoiding the normal procedure of thoroughly reading a script before acting in films, he told Joy FM’s Kojo Oppong Nkrumah that while actors and actresses are typically given scripts two weeks before they begin shooting, his God-given talent allows him to improvise without a script.