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Book on Agya Koo Nimo’s life launched

A 315-page book about Agya Koo Nimo has been
launched in Accra.
The book, which was titled ‘Six Strings and a
Note, Legendary Agya Koo Nimo in his own
words,’ was launched at the Institute of African
Studies, University of Ghana.
Renowned ethnomusicologist and composer,
Emeritus Professor J.H. Kwabena Nketia said that
the event that the legacy of Agya Koo Nimo must
be institutionalised.
“The man’s legacy must be institutionalised so
that there is a bit of Agya Koo NImo that people
must learn when they go to music school or take
music courses. I would like to think about
because the man cannot do that by himself,” he
‘Six Strings and a Note, Legendary Agya Koo
Nimo in his own words’ was authored by E.
Obeng-Amoako Edwards, who is an entrepreneur
and philanthropist who is based in Texas, USA.
Emeritus Professor Nketia wrote the foreword.
The book takes readers on a journey through
Agya Koo Nimo’s early memories in Foase, a
small village in the Ashanti Region; his
encounters with Mr Daniel K Sam, the catechist
taught him how to play the organ and exposed
him to music. It also tells readers the things that
Koo Nimo learnt from his parents.
The launch was punctuated with performances by
Agya Koo Nimo, Osei Korankye and his 16 year
old daughter, Abena Serwa.
About Agya Koo Nimo
Agya Koo Nimo was born in Foase, in the Atwima
District of the Ashanti Region. He was born
Kwame Boa-Amponsem but took on the name
Daniel Amponsah when he was baptised.
He has released lots of songs, including the
albums ‘Ashanti ballads,’ ‘osabarima,’ ‘tete wo bi
ka,’ and ‘highlife roots revival.’
He was elected as president of MUSIGA in 1979.
He was also appointed as interim chairman of the
Copyright Society of Ghana in 1985.


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