Koo Fori is a Ghanaian comedian and actor whose real name is Seth Kofi Karikari. He is known for his comedic performances and has gained popularity in Ghana and other African countries through his appearances on TV shows and movies.
Koo Fori is best known for his role as “Koo Fori” in the popular Ghanaian TV series “Efiewura,” which aired from 2006 to 2016. “Efiewura” is a comedy series that portrays the lives and interactions of people living in a fictional neighborhood in Accra, Ghana. Koo Fori’s character is known for his humorous antics and witty comebacks, which have made him a fan favorite.
Apart from “Efiewura,” Koo Fori has also appeared in other Ghanaian TV shows and movies, including “Efiewura TV Series,” “Afia Sika,” “Black Star,” and “Hotel St. James.” He has also performed on various comedy stages in Ghana and abroad, entertaining audiences with his comedic talent.
Koo Fori is celebrated for his ability to make people laugh with his unique brand of comedy, which often involves social commentary and satire. He is known for his energetic and lively performances, and his humor often reflects the everyday experiences of Ghanaians, making him relatable to many viewers and fans.
In addition to his comedy career, Koo Fori is also involved in philanthropic activities, supporting causes such as education and health care in Ghana. He continues to be a prominent figure in the Ghanaian entertainment industry and is loved by many for his comedic prowess and contributions to the community.
Biography Summary of Koo Fori
Real name: Seth Kwabena Kyere Karikari
Date of Birth: June 24, 1969
Age: 53 years old
Place of Birth: Kumasi, Ashanti Region
Hometown: Shama, Western Region
Koo Fori Early life
Koo Fori was born in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, on June 24, 1969. However, he grew up in Kwahu, Eastern Region of Ghana. He is 53 years old and a native of Shama, in the Western Region. Koo has five siblings, a brother, and four sisters. He is the fourth child.
Koo Fori Parents
The late Reverend Samuel Andrews Kwadwo Kakari is the father of Koo Fori. Rev. Kakari was a Pastor in the Pentecost Church, and he served the Church for 42 years before his demise. He is a native of Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region. Koo’s mother is also a native of Shama in the Western Region.
Koo Fori Siblings
He has one brother and four sisters.
Koo Fori Educational Background
Koo completed his junior high school at Attafuah junior secondary school and proceeded to Akwatia Technical Institute. He was an entertainment prefect at Akwatia Technical Institute. From there, Koo went to St. Paul’s Senior High School. When he finished St. Paul’s, he proceeded to Takoradi Technical University. He studied Electrical Engineering and completed TTU in 1987.
Koo Fori Wife
Koo Fori and his wife, Mrs. Mary Nana Aba Enchill Karikari, tied the knot in December 2001 after dating for ten (10) years. However, the actor lost his wife on August 21, 2010, two weeks after she gave birth to their only daughter, Ewurakua. He currently does not have a wife.
Koo Fori Children
Koo has two daughters now, his first daughter, Ewurakua, who he had with his first wife, and another with a different woman.
Koo Fori Career
Koo Fori started acting when he was young. Apart from his father being a Pastor at the Pentecost Church, he was a translator, a songwriter, and a scriptwriter. Therefore, he used to write Drama scripts, and Koo and his siblings had to play the characters in the Drama at home before they went and acted in front of the congregation in Church. He became a videographer after completing University and did that for some time before he started radio.
The actor was part of a Drama on radio called “Ahenfie,” and that’s where he got his nickname Koo Fori. Later, he moved to TV and starred in Cantata, a drama and music show on GTV, and then Taxi Driver, where he played the role of a man who speaks Liberian English before he started appearing in “Efiewura” which made him a household name. Koo Fori has starred in Ghanaian movies like Koti Academy. He has also hosted a few shows on TV, and at the moment, he is the General Manager of Bryt TV. Apart from being an actor and a media personality, he is an MC, event organizer, and businessman.
Koo Fori Businesses
Koo Fori is into importing and exporting business. He imports cars, ladies’ wear, men’s shoes, and dresses from Italy, Germany, and other countries to Ghana. He owns two pubs and shops in Ghana. He also has event organizing and promotion Companies.
Koo Fori House and Cars
He owns a mansion in Accra and has cars in Ghana and Abroad. His cars include a black Mercedes Benz, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, and Toyota Highlander.
He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
FAQs about Koo Fori
• how old is Koo Fori?
He is 53 years old as of 2023.
• Is Koo Fori daughter Asantewaa?
No, Asantewaa is not the daughter of Koo Fori. The actor has only two daughters, and the first one is just 12 years old. She was born on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.