Introducing Kofi Boakye

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Kofi B. is a 22-year-old Emmy-Nominated musician, producer, and actor born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. At the age of 15, Kofi was accepted into the University of Akron School of Music’s Jazz Program, making him the youngest African-American pianist to ever be accepted into a collegiate-level jazz program at the institution. While music remains at the core, Kofi’s accolade extends beyond the big stage. In 2014, President Barack Obama and the White House awarded Kofi with the “President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence” . In 2018, Kofi joined the ranks of Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, R&B songstresses Lauryn Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Kanye West in winning the Silver medal in the NAACP ACT-SO National Competition; making him the first person from Akron to ever win. Recently, Kofi received 2 Regional Emmy Nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, he’ll find out if he’s a winner at this year’s 2022 Central Great Lakes Emmy Awards Ceremony on June 25th, 2022.

Currently, Kofi now frequents the New York City Area as he is a contestant in this year’s 2022 season of “Showtime At The Apollo”.

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