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Biography of Akosua Agyapong and net worth

By | October 23, 2022

Akosua Agyapong is a talented Ghanaian female highlife musician and songwriter. She has been in the music biz for more than thirty-one years, and she is one of the Legendary highlife musicians we have in Ghana. In 2020, She was honored at the 3Music Women’s Brunch for her achievement in the entertainment industry in Ghana.

Apart from music, Akosua Agyapong is also a professional dancer, actress, television personality, and entrepreneur. She is the host of “Ahye Me,” a celebrity talk show on Kessben Television.

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Short Profile of Akosua Agyapong

Full name: Elizabeth Akosua Daadom Agyapong
Real age: 54 years old
Date of Birth: November 17, 1969
Nationality: Ghanaian
Hometown: Breman, Ashanti Region
Tribe: Akan
Facebook: Akosua Agyapong

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Early Life & Family

Akosua was born on November 17, 1969. She was born and brought up in the  Greater Accra Region, Ghana. She is the fifteenth child of her father, Mr. Samuel Benson’s sixteen children, and the third child of Mrs. Agyapong’s five female children. Uk-based Ghanaian Singer Stephanie Benson is her sister.

Parents

Mr. Samuel Benson Agyapong and Mrs. Benson Agyapong are the parents of Akosua Agyapong, but they are both late. Mr. Benson, the father of Akosua, was a pharmacist from Oda in the Eastern Region. He died in 1984.

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Akosua’s mother, Mrs. Agyapong, who was a queen mother, died in 1994, exactly ten years after her father’s death. She hailed from Breman, a town in the Ashanti Region.

Sister

Stephanie Benson is the senior sister of Akosua Agyapong. She is also a musician, but her genre of music is different from that of Akosua. Stephanie is into jazz music. Benson is married and has a lovely family.

Stephanie Benson

Akosua Agyapong sister.

Education

She had her primary and junior high school education at Harrow International School at Lapaz. She proceeded to Holy Child Senior High School in the Central Region and then to an IT School, NCR, which was located at Circle, Accra.

Read also: Stephanie Benson: Meet Akosua Agyapong’s Senior Sister Who Is Also A Singer

Husband and Children

She is married to Prophet Daniel Asamoah-Larbi and has six children, four from her first marriage with Amandzeba Nat Brew and two from her current marriage. Akosua’s children also love to sing and dance. They are just talented like their mum.

Career

Akosua Agyapong discovered her acting and singing talent at a young age. When she entered high school, she became more of an entertainer at Holy Child Senior High School. She was a singer in the school, composer, and dancer. Because Akosua knew how to dance very well, she was called the “Small Robot.”

In 1986, after completing completing high school, Agyapong decided to become a professional singer. She often told her mother what she wanted to do, but she wasn’t Okay with her career choice due to the negative things people used to say about musicians at that time. 

But for someone who was very determined, Akosua decided to use a positive means to convince her mother so she would accept her career choice. So she went to look for the Legendary Nana Ampadu at one of his shows, told him her story, and he came home to convince her mum.

Since Akosua’s mother was someone who loved Nana Ampedu’s music, she accepted and allowed her daughter to be trained by the Legend. In 1988, she started her professional music journey. She came out with her first album, “Frema,” on January 1, 1990. The songs on the album included Me ye Obaa. She later released another album, her second titled “Esiwa,” and a third album, which was “Kokooko.”

In the year 1992, Akosua, Rex Omar, and Nat Brew came together to form the highlife group “NAKOREX” after they met at a show. They released their first group album, dubbed “Kpalogo,” with songs like Kpalogo, Odo Bema Me So, and others.

The NAKOREX group became a popular group in Ghana, but after five years, the members of this group went their separate ways and became solo artists again. Agyapong has released not less than five albums. With one of the albums, she collaborated with NAKOREX and another as a member of NAKOREX, plus her solo albums.

Akosua Agyapong Songs

  • Esiwa
  • Kokooko
  • Christmas song
  • Meye Obaa
  • Eka bi nie
  • Frema
  • Gye W’ani
  • Anan tuo
  • Born Again
  • Nshira
  • Odo Bema Mesunko, etc.

Movies

  • Sinking Sands (She was called Mama May in this Ghanaian film).

Awards

Akosua Agyapong was given an honorary award at the 3Music Women Brunch by the Organizers of 3 Music Awards in 2020. She also received one at the Ghana Culture and Arts Awards the same year and at the Ghana Dance Industry Awards in 2021. These are just a few of her awards.

Net worth

Akosua Agyapong has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million dollars. Her properties, businesses, and the money she makes from her professions, endorsement deals, and others accumulate to the stated amount.

House

She owns a seven-bedroom house in Accra, Ghana.

Cars

She owns a Toyota Elantra and other cars. 

Businesses

She is the owner of Ye Kum Kom restaurant and bar at Rawlings Park. She has a branch at a different location in Accra.

FAQs about Akosua Agyapong

• Is Akosua Agyapong still married?
Yes, she is still married (2024).

• Where does Akosua Agyapong come from?
She comes from Breman in the Ashanti Region.

• Is Stephanie Benson related to Akosua Agyapong?
Yes, Stephanie is Akosua’s elder sister.

• How old is Akosua Agyapong?
She is 54 years old as of 2024.

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