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Akosua Agyapong

Akosua Agyapong

Ghana's Legendary Highlife Songstress

1959

Early Life and Family
17 November 1959

Early Life and Family

Born on November 17, 1959, in Accra, Ghana, Akosua Agyapong is the fifteenth child of Mr. Samuel Benson Agyapong and Mrs. Benson Agyapong. Her father, a pharmacist from Oda in the Eastern Region, and her mother, a queen mother from Breman in the Ashanti Region, instilled in her a love for music and the performing arts.

1960

Education and Musical Discovery
21 July 1960

Education and Musical Discovery

Akosua Agyapong's talent for singing and dancing was evident from an early age. During her time at Holy Child Senior High School in Cape Coast, she became known as the "Small Robot" due to her impressive dance skills. After completing high school, she made the decision to pursue a professional music career and sought the guidance of the legendary Nana Ampadu, who recognized her potential and helped her embark on her musical journey.

1990

Rise to Fame: Frema and NAKOREX
26 July 1990

Rise to Fame: Frema and NAKOREX

In 1990, Akosua Agyapong released her debut album, "Frema," which quickly gained popularity with its inspirational songs like "Me ye Obaa." The album's success led to encounters with fellow highlife artists Nat Brew and Rex Omar, culminating in the formation of the Highlife Supergroup NAKOREX in 1992. The group released their hit song "Kpanlogo," cementing their status as a prominent force in the Ghanaian music scene.

1995

Career Evolution
21 July 1995

Career Evolution

After her time with NAKOREX, Akosua Agyapong took a hiatus from secular music and later re-emerged as a gospel artist. Throughout her career, she has released several albums, including collaborations with NAKOREX and solo projects, showcasing her versatility and enduring talent.

2019

Awards and Honors
21 July 2019

Awards and Honors

Akosua Agyapong's contributions to the Ghanaian entertainment industry have earned her various awards and recognition. In 2019, she was honored at the "Celebrating Akosua Adjepong 30@50" event, commemorating her three decades as an artist. She also received accolades at the 3Music Women Brunch, Ghana Culture and Arts Awards, and Ghana Dance Industry Awards.

2023

Personal Life
21 July 2023

Personal Life

Akosua Agyapong's personal life has also been a subject of public interest. She was previously married to fellow NAKOREX member Amandzeba Nat Brew, with whom she has four children. After their divorce, she married Prophet Daniel Asamoah-Larbi, and the couple has two children, bringing her total number of children to six.

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