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Akatakyie is a Hiplife and highlife Ghanaian music group consisting of two biological brothers; Prince Kwabena Budu Asamani (Kobby Culture) born, on 25th October 1979, and his younger brother, Ebenezer Kwasi Okyere Asamani (King Pharoah) also born on 15th April 1980. The two biological brothers were both born at Suhum Okanta in the Eastern Region of Ghana but hail from Abiriw Akuapem.

The duo had several award nominations. They won the Hiplife Song of the year at the Ghana Music Award organized in the year 2000 with their hit song, Odo Esisi Me, off their Ghana Mmaa debut album, which was released in the year 1999.

Akatakyie had also been recognized with an Honoree Award at the second edition of the Global Business and Entrepreneurship Summit and Award, 2022. Akatakyie has worked under three different record label companies; Soul Records headed by executive producer, J.B. Asafo Boakye, Littysam Productions, and HenWorld Records, headed by Henry Geli. Currently, they operate their independent record label called Akatakyie Music, managed by Daniel Quarshie and their road manager, Nana Fosu.

Akatakyie has 6 studio albums to their credit. These albums are: Ghana Mmaa, 1999; Ohemaa, 2000; Yede Aba, 2001; Odo Esikyire, 2003, Mingbo, 2003; Siesie Obaa No, 2007. The group also has a compilation of their records, titled, The Best of Akatakyie.

Akatakyie has worked with artists and producers such as Okyeame Kwame, Black Prophet, Nana Ama, Ras Malika, Zap Mallet, Amposco, Pkay, etc.

All their albums when released in their particular years were nominated for the Ghana Music Awards. Since their appearance in the Ghana music industry, their music style has not changed. Taking hiplife back, one can say they have really contributed a lot and some call them the real inventors of hiplife, thus, a fusion of highlife and hip pop.

Their style of music has been the trend many hiplife musicians have trended on. Some of their hit songs are; Ghana Mmaa, Agoo, Odo Esikyire, Sinsima, Esi, Odo Esisi Me, Mingbo, Sweetie featuring Black Prophet, and Siesie Obaa No also featuring Okyeame Kwame.


Eric Kwesi Agyei Asamani, Richmond Kwasi Yeboah Asamani, Michael Kwadwo Odeia Asamani, Daniel Kofi Nyarko Asamani.


King Pharoah: Mary Sam and Charlotte Coffie. Kobby Culture: Patricia Oforiwaa and Josephine Sacky

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King Pharoah: Shirley Oparebea Okyere, Henry Asamani Okyere. Kobby Culture: Michael Valentine Asamani, Opare Tony Budu, Boakyie Edmond Budu, Serwa Priscilla Budu, Appiah Ericsson Budu, Lowest Budu, Stephenie Odeiboa Budu, Yeboah Emily Ama Yeboah Budu

Father’s Name: Kwaku Asamani

Mother’s Name: Agnes Oparebea


Eric Kwesi Agyei Asamani, Richmond Kwasi Yeboah Asamani, Michael Kwadwo Odeia Asamani, Daniel Kofi Nyarko Asamani.

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