Kofi Adu, popularly known as Agya Koo, is one of the legendary Ghanaian actors. He recently showed off his eye-popping house. Let’s investigate his fortune.
You must be living under a rock to not know who Agya Koo is if you claim to be a Ghanaian citizen, regardless if you’re living in the country at the moment or abroad.
He is one of the names that pop up in the minds of many when Ghanaian movies are being discussed, especially, the local dialect ones.
In June 2023, a video of the actor’s house caused a stir online after it went viral and garnered a lot of viewership and mixed reactions from netizens. The only question that many were asking themselves was about the financial status of the actor. Like, how much is Agya Koo worth right now? Read on for everything to know about how the famous and talented movie legend accumulated his fortune.
|Celebrated Name:||Agya Koo|
|Net Worth:||$500,000 (estimated)|
|Salary:||$10,000 per year (estimated)|
|Profession:||Actor, comedian and entrepreneur|
|Full Real Name:||Sebastian Alex Kofi Adu|
|Date of Birth:||May 25, 1969|
|Age:||54 years old (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace:||Ashanti Region, Ghana|
|Current Residence:||Accra Newtown|
|Wife:||Victoria Owusu Adomako (divorced)|
Rita Asiedu (m. 2016)
|Social Media Accounts:||Instagram: @real_agya_koo|
Who is Agya Koo?
Agya Koo (real name: Sebastian Alex Kofi Adu) is an actor and comedian from Ghana. He was on May 25, 1969, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana but he mostly lives in a suburb in Accra Newtown called Asantewaa
Before he gained fame and even got into acting, he worked as a cobbler. Adu was discovered on a Ghanaian comedy show on GTV (Ghana National Television) at the National Theater in Accra, where he worked as a comedian warming up the crowd before the main drama is staged.
Since then, he has appeared in over 200 Ghanaian movies including Obaatanpa, Away Bus, Black Star, and Ma Tricki Wo, and has been in movies with Aboagye Brenya, Lil Win, Kwaku Manu, Mercy Aseidu to name a few.
Avoiding the normal procedure of thoroughly reading a script before acting in films, he told Joy FM’s former morning show host Kojo Oppong Nkrumah that while actors and actresses are typically given scripts two weeks before they begin shooting, his God-given talent allows him to improvise without a script.
In July 2008, he was awarded a National Award by then-Ghanaian President John Agyekum Kufuor. Although he originally journeyed to Accra to sing, Agya Koo has been featured in many Ghanaian movies, 15 of which remain his favorite.
What is Agya Koo’s net worth?
The entertainment industry is lucrative and primarily attracts youths. It is not any different in Kumawood, which has come to be one of the leading movie industries in the Ghana entertainment industry.
Ghana’s movie industry is divided into two. The Ghallywood produces English movies, and the Kumawood makes films in the Ghana local language, predominantly the Twi language. Though the industry allegedly has low-rating movies, the movies they produce and the cost implications make the industry lucrative. As a result, this enables it to produce some of the richest actors in Ghana.
Kumawood has proven to be a lucrative movie industry with the number of wealthy people it has produced. These actors do not rely only on their salary per movie roles but have endorsement deals and other investments that add t their fortune. One of the names to come to mind is the legendary actor, Kofi Adu aka Agya Koo.
So, how rich is Agya Koo? The Ghanaian famed actor has a current estimated net worth between $500,000 and $700,000. His net worth makes him one of the wealthiest actors in Ghana. When compared to his colleagues in the Kumawood industry, he is the third richest in a publication by Yen.com. At one time, he was at the top as the richest Kumawood actor until recently. He accrued all his fortune from his tall list of movie roles, endorsements, sponsorships, and other endeavors.
What businesses does Agya Koo own? He owns a music band and film production studio named Tetemmofra. He has been featured in over 100 movies.
What cars does Agya Koo own? Actor Agya Koo also has a high taste for exotic automobiles. He once received a car from Ghana movie awards alongside other actors. He owns an Infinity QR60 which years back he was seen showcasing his drifting skills in it. He owns other luxurious cars.
Back in 2014, when he was been compared to his fellow comic actor, Liwin, Agya Koo made a bossy remark about his wealth. He said:
I am in the Guinness book of Record for acting more movies than anyone in the world, Judges, high profiled people like Kufuor and others watch my movies and you are asking if Lil Win is popular than me.” “I am wealthier than he is and he cannot compare himself to me in anyway.
Agya Koo unveiled his new house on June 2023 few days after his birthday
The “Kumasi Yonko” star turned 54 years on May 25, 2023, and he was well celebrated by Ghanaians and his colleagues.
To celebrate this milestone, he held a party to mark his birthday and also unveiled his new mansion in Kumasi on Sunday, June 4, 2023.
In June 2016, Adu got remarried to Rita Asiedu in London, UK after dating for 4 years. He was previously married to Victoria Owusu Adomako but divorced. The talented Ghanaian actor Agya Koo has three children in total. Although the names of his kids are not known, during the birthday celebration, he showed his second daughter to the world. He also disclosed that he named his daughter after his mother, Maame Birago.
Agya Koo, after introducing his daughter, indicated that he would be living in the mansion with her.
The actor’s family and friends were present at the party.