Mr. Francis Baffoe, an adept musician, who was then a member of the famous Winneba Youth Choir, founded the mellifluous and dynamic group of young talented musicians in 2012, known as the Akoo Show Choir. His vision was to start a choir, which would perform extraordinarily from regular choirs in Ghana and other countries. He started with six strong and positive minded friends who have been singing with him on many platforms and other corporate programs since childhood. They immediately started rehearsing many Gospel repertoires from Ghana and other African countries, which, within only a few months, exposed them to perform at various programs within the vicinity of Winneba and other surrounding towns and now, the whole of Ghana. Francis later received the opportunity of working with some choirs in Germany for many years. Upon his return, one of the choirs he worked with, Moko Choir from Heidelberg, decided to perform with Francis’ choir through musical concerts. It was during one of these concerts at the Ebenezer Methodist Cathedral, Winneba that the Akoo Show Choir was officially outdoored.
In their native language, ‘Akoo’ means parrot and like a parrot, they are able to mimic unique warbles, sounds, buzzes and tunes with their spectacular voices. They conspicuously sing to attract attention from far and near and just like singing birds in many species, where only male birds sing, Akoo Show Choir is also an all-male singing group. They are also distinctive in cultural performances such as dancing, acting and drumming from the rich, beautiful and various Ghanaian cultures and cultures in other African countries.
In the years 2013 and 2014, the choir gained international experience on concert tours in Germany. During one of these tours, together with the Lesedi Show Choir from South Africa, they performed a six-week project dubbed „Umoya Munye“, meaning ONE SPIRIT. This project offered both choirs the opportunity to learn from each other’s culture as well as perform with other choirs in Germany.
Akoo Show Choir in 2014 won the premiere edition of a nationwide musical competition “Celebrations”, organized by a popular television station (TV 3) in Ghana. As the years went by, the choir also increased in number, with the current total members of more than 20 gentlemen who can all sing, dance and play an instrument making them unique.