Kojo Antwi popularly known as ‘Mr. Music Man’ has been adjudged the Lifetime Achievement Award at the just ended 3rd edition of the 2021 Ghana Event Industry Conference (GEIC) Gala and Awards night held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra.
The prestigious award was in recognition of his dedication and commitment in building the events industry as well as being a highly respected advocate for best practices in the creative arts and tourism sector.
Speaking to the media after receiving the award, Kojo Antwi expressed gratitude to his family, his management, the organizers of the award and cherish clients for always patronizing them.
His music is a blend of Ghanaian highlife, Congolese soukous, Caribbean lovers rock, and African American soul and R&B. He sings in Ghana’s dominant language, Twi.
Born Julius Kojo Antwi into a family with 13 siblings, he grew up in the Darkuman suburb of Accra. He has 22 albums to his credit, with “Tom & Jerry” being one of his successful singles in Ghana and Africa at large.
Kojo Antwi after leaving school, started his Music career immediately by playing with Boom talents. He was shortly after discovered and became the front-man of the then newly formed Classique Handel’s later Classique Vibes.
The authentic and energetic youth band, within a short period captured the ears and eyes of Ghanaians and the neighbouring West African countries.
The potential the band had and the early discovery by an international agent brought the band to Europe, where they performed with overwhelming success in several festivals in Denmark and Sweden alongside Reggae & African well known Stars. The band was confronted with popularity and immigration problems within a short period of time. This brought about the disintegration of this wonderful band.
Kojo after a short while went solo. His first solo album ‘All I need is you’ became a chart buster in Ghana.