Koo Fori Biography, real name and net worth

By | December 13, 2022

Koo Fori is a Ghanaian actor and entreprenuer. He is best known for his role in the Efiewura TV Series and movies like Koti Academy, in which he played the role of a police officer. He is currently the General Manager of Bryt TV and the former host of Bryt Extra on Bryt TV.

Profile Summary of Koo Fori


Real name: Seth Kwabena Kyere Karikari
Date of Birth: June 24, 1969
Age: 54 years old
Place of Birth: Kumasi, Ashanti Region
Hometown: Shama, Western Region
Tribe: Fante
Instagram: @koo_fori

Early Life

Koo Fori was born in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, on June 24, 1969. However, he grew up in Kwahu, Eastern Region of Ghana. He is 54 years old and a native of Shama, in the Western Region. Koo has five siblings, a brother, and four sisters. He is the fourth child.



The late Reverend Samuel Andrews Kwadwo Kakari is the father of Koo Fori. Rev. Kakari was a Pastor in the Pentecost Church, and he served the Church for 42 years before his demise. He is a native of Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region. Koo’s mother is also a native of Shama in the Western Region.


He has one brother and four sisters.

Educational Background

Koo completed his junior high school at Attafuah Junior Secondary School and proceeded to Akwatia Technical Institute. He was an entertainment prefect at Akwatia Technical Institute. From there, Koo went to St. Paul’s Senior High School. When he finished St. Paul’s, he proceeded to Takoradi Technical University. He studied Electrical Engineering and completed TTU in 1987.



Koo Fori and his wife, Mrs. Mary Nana Aba Enchill Karikari, tied the knot in December 2001 after dating for ten (10) years. However, the actor lost his wife on August 21, 2010, two weeks after she gave birth to their only daughter, Ewurakua. He currently does not have a wife.


Koo has two daughters now, his first daughter, Ewurakua, who he had with his first wife, and another with a different woman.

Koo Fori Children

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Koo Fori started acting when he was young. Apart from his father being a Pastor at the Pentecost Church, he was a translator, a songwriter, and a scriptwriter. Therefore, he used to write Drama scripts, and Koo and his siblings had to play the characters in the Drama at home before they went and acted in front of the congregation in Church. He became a videographer after completing University and did that for some time before he started radio.

The actor was part of a Drama on the radio called “Ahenfie,” and that’s where he got his nickname Koo Fori. Later, he moved to TV and starred in Cantata, a drama and music show on GTV, and then Taxi Driver, where he played the role of a man who speaks Liberian English before he started appearing in “Efiewura” which made him a household name. Koo Fori has starred in Ghanaian movies like Koti Academy. He has also hosted a few shows on TV, and at the moment, he is the General Manager of Bryt TV. Apart from being an actor and a media personality, he is an MC, event organizer, and businessman.


Koo Fori is into importing and exporting business. He imports cars, ladies’ wear, men’s shoes, and dresses from Italy, Germany, and other countries to Ghana. He owns two pubs and shops in Ghana. He also has event organizing and promotion Companies.

House and Cars

He owns a mansion in Accra and has cars in Ghana and Abroad. His cars include a black Mercedes Benz, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, and Toyota Highlander.

Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.

FAQs about Koo Fori

• how old is Koo Fori?
He is 54 years old as of 2024.

• Is Koo Fori daughter Asantewaa?
No, Asantewaa is not the daughter of Koo Fori. The actor has only two daughters. The first one is just 13 years old. She was born on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.