Kofi Boakye

"The Other Kid From Akron"

My Journey

Photography courtesy of Shane Wynn

Photography courtesy of Shane Wynn




Episode 1:  Step One

In this first episode of the "My Journey" video series, Kofi and his Mother take a trip to a local coffee shop to complete his college application to his dream school: Berklee College of Music–Step one of a long journey ahead.

Episode 2: Family Is Everything

Family is everything. With the help of them, my tough decision for which college I’ll attend becomes so much easier. In this episode, my family and I visit Columbus, OH for my full-ride scholarship interview to The Ohio State University—one of my many potential schooling choices.

Episode 3: This One's For Akron

There’s an overwhelming sense of pride and optimism when I see the places that music can take me. In preparing for my admission audition for Berklee College of Music, 90% of it was mental. 10% was music. The moment of getting to this point is something that not many people have done. Understanding the magnitude of the moment, more than anything else, was key to make this audition a success. It’s bigger than me. This one’s for Akron.