Agya Koo: The Living Legend. Everything You Need to Know!

Agya Koo aka “Bidam”.

Old soldier never dies.

Appearing in 200+ movies is no joke. That’s legendary.

Arguably the biggest movie artist and comedian Ghana has ever produced. There are many who believe strongly that he is the ‘GOAT – Greatest Of All Time’

Old Soldier
From Agya Koo’s Instagram Page

He will be 53 years old on May 25, 2022. Ghanaians will always remember Agya Koo for one thing. He single-handedly turned the minds and hearts of Ghanaians from Nigerian movies to locally made indigenous Ghanaian movies through his hilarious comedies, facial expressions and accents. And we salute him for that.

Agya Koo Biography

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Mr. Kofi Adu who is popularly known as Agya Koo started out as a cobbler (shoe shine) in Asantewaa a suburb in Accra Newtown.

Every job that puts food on the table is worth it but it takes a real man to reinvent himself from a ‘normal cobbler’ to a formidable actor. Only the greats survive this.

Coming from the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Kofi Adu had worked in Accra for some years and had gained some valuable experience on how to cheer up his customers.

This I believe gained him an introduction which led him to the Ghanaian comedy show on GTV (Ghana National Television) at the National Theater in Accra, where he worked as a comedian warming up the crowd during the popular Keysoap Concert party drama shows.

You can imagine – after a hard week’s work as a cobbler, Agya Koo will be preparing for Saturday’s comedy show and his only goal was to make people from all over the country laugh.

Having received the highest award of the land from the then-Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor, Agya Koo is one of the few people and actors to have been blessed with a National Award. 

Agya Koo Movies

It all started with Keysoap Concert Party where he featured in comedy skits to warm up the audience and viewers before the drama or theatre begins.

Here are some notable movies Agya Koo has been featured in:

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  • Kayayoo
  • Away Bus
  • Black Star
  • Bosom Ba
  • Joni Waka
  • Sure banker
  • Onyame Asɛm
  • Sika yɛ Mogya
  • Kankan Nyame
  • Agya Koo Gyae
  • Kwadwo Besiah
  • Business Partner
  • Otan Hunu Kwah
  • My Soldier Father
  • Nyame Bekyerɛ1&2
  • Agya Koo Mechanic
  • House of Commotion
  • Agya Koo Gbegbentus
  • Agya Koo Trotro Driver
  • Ohia (meaning – Poverty)
  • Three Desperate Friends
  • Agya Koo Bank Manager
  • Evil Plot To Break My Home
  • Asew 419 (meaning – In-law 419)
  • Nsɛm Pii (meaning – Many Issues)
  • Gyina Pintin (meaning – Stand Firm)
  • Obaatanpa (meaning – Good Mother)
  • Ka wo nan to so (meaning – Sit properly)
  • Aburokyire Abrabo (meaning – Life Abroad)
  • Ma Tricki Wo (meaning – I have tricked you)
  • Asɛm Aba Fie (meaning – An Issue at Home)
  • Bone So Akatua (meaning – Rewards of Evil)
  • Kumasi Yonko (meaning – Kumasi Friendship)
  • Obideɛ Aba (meaning – It’s the turn of another)
  • Obi nnim awieɛ (meaning – No one knows the end)
  • Nnipa Sei Nnipa (meaning – Humans destroy themselves)

Agya Koo Wife/Married

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Mr. Kofi Adu has married second twice. After his marriage to his former wife, Victoria Owusu Adomako ended on rocks, he remarried in June 2016.

They say behind every successful man there is a woman. 

To Mrs. Rita Asiedu, Agya Koo’s new wife, her husband can only have her full support, as he continues with his career in the movie industry.

A large crowd of well-wishers from the Ghanaian community in London turned up to Agya Koo’s wedding ceremony with his wife Rita Asiedu at Unit 2 Cliwom Church on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

Rita had these words after the wedding ceremony, ‘“I support my husband and his chosen career. I will pray for him, take care of his home and family. Since we got to know each other, good things started coming his way”.

Agya Koo Facts and Body Measurements

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  • Full Names: Agya Koo
  • Gender: Male
  • Occupation / Profession: Actor, Musician, Entrepreneur, Comedian
  • Nationality: Ghanaian
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black African
  • Religion: Christian
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight

Agya Koo Birthday

  • Age/How Old?: 52 years old. (2022)
  • Date of Birth: 25th May, 1969
  • Place of Birth: Ashanti
  • Birthday: My 25th

Agya Koo Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Approximately 35-24-34 inches
  • Height / How Tall?: 5’8″ / 1.80 m
  • Weight: 160 lbs. / 76 kg
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Shoe Size: UK – 44

Agya Koo Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): To be updated
  • Mother: To be updated
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): To be updated
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife/Spouse: Mrs. Rita Asiedu

Agya Koo Networth and Salary

  • Net Worth: None of your business
  • Salary: None of your business
  • Source of Income: Content Creator (Actor, Producer, etc…) & Entrepreneur

Agya Koo House and Cars

  • Mrs. Rita Asiedu Kumasi, Ghana
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated

Frequently Asked Questions About Agya Koo

How old is Agya Koo?

Agya Koo will be 53 years old on May 25, 2022. He was born on the 25th of May 1969 in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

Where does Agya Koo come from?

Agya Koo is of Ghanaian descent. He was born in Kumasi, Ghana.

Who is Agya Koo’s wife?

Agya Koo or Mr. Kofi Adu is married to Rita Asiedu who resides in the UK.

Who is Agya Koo?

Agya Koo is an award-winning Ghanaian actor, comedian, entrepreneur and producer. He is best known for his comedy sketches, hilarious facial expressions and accents.

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Nana Santuoh, manages digital web products and leads the editorial team at Kumasiano - a mouthpiece for African and black people while reminiscing their good old days back home.

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