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Agya Koo Nimo, The Legendary Highlife Musician You Do Not Remember

Hello lovely people, welcome to my hub once again. Please do not forget to follow me, like and comment on this news and share for others to read. Thank you and have a great day.Born as Kwabena Bo-Amponsem in Foase in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Agya Koo Nimo is one of Ghana’s finest and oldest pioneers of highlife music. He was a leading folk musician for Palm Wine Music Group in Ghana.

he worked in various jobs in science and medical-related fields whilst maintaining his love for music. In 1957, when the former British colony of the Gold Coast became the independent country of Ghana, Koo Nimo first received national acclaim through the formation of the Addadam Agofomma ensemble. Many of his songs tell traditional stories and are sung in the Twi language. Along with one or two guitars and vocals, the traditional Ashanti palmwine ensemble consists of traditional instruments of West Africa.

In 1990, eight of Koo Nimo’s songs were released on a compact disk and was titled as Osabarima. This was the first work by a Ghanaian musician to be put on CD.

In January 1992, at Columbia University, New York, USA, Andrew L. Kaye presented his dissertation entitled "Koo Nimo and his circle: A Ghanaian Musician in Ethnomusicological Perspective" and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree for his work.

In 1998, he was employed as a Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University Of Washington in Seatle, USA, for two years, before taking a similar position at the University Of Michigan in Ann Abor.

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