Kofi Boakye

"The Other Kid From Akron"

19-year-old Emmy-nominated musician and Akron-native Kofi Boakye talks with Neeha Curtis & Julian Glover to discuss the Emmys, being an Apollo Theater Finalist, and his highly anticipated finale show in Akron, Ohio on August 9th, 2019.

Kofi R. Boakye is an 19-year-old Award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer born in Akron, Ohio. As Kofi prepares to continue his education at Berklee College of Music in Fall of 2019, he is seeking community financial support through his premiere of his documentary Kofi: Made in Akron at Tangier Event and Entertainment Center.

"Kofi R. Boakye is an 19-year-old Award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. Kofi has been interviewed by 8x Emmy Award Winner Romona Robinson of Channel 19 Action News as well as appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers and local broadcasts across Ohio.

2015 Interview with CBS WOIO News.

Akron native and proud resident Kofi Boakye shines his light as a inspiring musician and scholar. At the young age of 15, Boakye excels as a student at the The University of Akron's early college, which is an academic program that helps students earn, not only their high school diploma, but also an associate's degree.
Kofi Boakye became the 1st teen pianist to ever headline at the Akron Civic Theatre! Romona Robinson & CBS WOIO discussed it during their newscast.
Blue Green had the pleasure of interviewing Akron, Ohio's own Kofi R. Boakye in the Movers & Shakers segment in the February episode. He has played in just about every venue in the city and is getting recognized all over the nation as an amazing pianist.
It was a chance encounter. Young pianist Kofi Boakye made the rounds playing at the Downtown Akron Partnership's #playmeakron outdoor pianos. And, while playing at the piano outside of the Akron Symphony offices, he caught the attention of Brenda Justice, a Symphony employee and chair of the annual Gospel Meets Symphony concert.
Romona's Kids: Akron teen designs wristbands to inspire courage 16-year-old Kofi Boakye is a talented young jazz and R&B musician we first met last spring. He came up with the idea for the wristbands and video featuring local leaders and area students because many of his friend say they are afraid to be out in the community.