Album artwork for Akofa Akoussah by Akofa Akoussah

Rich, deep, percussive soulful folk album from master Togolese singer, Akofa Akoussah. The album moves through uptempo afro-folk-funk on Tango to deep ballads of Ramer Sans Rame and I Tcho Tchass and lighter moments on G Blem Di and Mitso Aseye. Akofas excep onal songs and soaring vocals are decorated with percussion, guitar lines, subtle backing vocals and horns to create a unique, rich sonic.

The album was recorded for release by French label Sonafric in 1976. Produced by Gerard Akueson; founder and owner of African record label, ‘Akue’, based in Paris. Music was truly in the blood of Julie Akofa Akoussah. She began singing at the age of three, inspired and led by her mother and older sister and became principal soloist in her school choir, St. Peter and Paul Choir of our Immaculate Concep on Parish of Nyekonakpo, at the age of 8. From there her career blossomed, and singing o en took precedence over her studies. In order to master her art she spent me studying and working closely with local groups including Melo Togo, Rocka Mambo, Rio Romamcero, Ok Fiesta, Eryco Jazz, Afro Cubano, Los Muchacho, Elegance Jazz and Togo Star amongst others.

In her own words: “Luck opened the door in January 1966 where I had the honour of being selected to share the stage with Bella Below - one of the best voices of Africa- at the 1st ‘Negro Arts Fes val’ in Dakar. On my return, I was approached by Ambroise Ouyi, the highly respected singer and poet, and we wrote Tu Ne M’Ecris Plus, my very first opus.”

The popularity of her work led to an increased exposure for Togolese music outside of the country, in neighbouring Ghana and Benin most notably. During her career she collaborated and performed with greats including Manou Djibango, Queen Pelagie, Abe Massikini, Aycha Kone and Myriam Makeba.

Akofa Akoussah

Akofa Akoussah

Mr Bongo
Album artwork for Akofa Akoussah by Akofa Akoussah
LP

£27.99

Released 23/02/2024Catalogue Number

MRBLP174

Album artwork for Akofa Akoussah by Akofa Akoussah
CD

£14.99

Released 25/01/2019Catalogue Number

MRBCD174

Akofa Akoussah

Akofa Akoussah

Mr Bongo
Album artwork for Akofa Akoussah by Akofa Akoussah
LP

£27.99

Released 23/02/2024Catalogue Number

MRBLP174

Album artwork for Akofa Akoussah by Akofa Akoussah
CD

£14.99

Released 25/01/2019Catalogue Number

MRBCD174

Rich, deep, percussive soulful folk album from master Togolese singer, Akofa Akoussah. The album moves through uptempo afro-folk-funk on Tango to deep ballads of Ramer Sans Rame and I Tcho Tchass and lighter moments on G Blem Di and Mitso Aseye. Akofas excep onal songs and soaring vocals are decorated with percussion, guitar lines, subtle backing vocals and horns to create a unique, rich sonic.

The album was recorded for release by French label Sonafric in 1976. Produced by Gerard Akueson; founder and owner of African record label, ‘Akue’, based in Paris. Music was truly in the blood of Julie Akofa Akoussah. She began singing at the age of three, inspired and led by her mother and older sister and became principal soloist in her school choir, St. Peter and Paul Choir of our Immaculate Concep on Parish of Nyekonakpo, at the age of 8. From there her career blossomed, and singing o en took precedence over her studies. In order to master her art she spent me studying and working closely with local groups including Melo Togo, Rocka Mambo, Rio Romamcero, Ok Fiesta, Eryco Jazz, Afro Cubano, Los Muchacho, Elegance Jazz and Togo Star amongst others.

In her own words: “Luck opened the door in January 1966 where I had the honour of being selected to share the stage with Bella Below - one of the best voices of Africa- at the 1st ‘Negro Arts Fes val’ in Dakar. On my return, I was approached by Ambroise Ouyi, the highly respected singer and poet, and we wrote Tu Ne M’Ecris Plus, my very first opus.”

The popularity of her work led to an increased exposure for Togolese music outside of the country, in neighbouring Ghana and Benin most notably. During her career she collaborated and performed with greats including Manou Djibango, Queen Pelagie, Abe Massikini, Aycha Kone and Myriam Makeba.