Kobby Ankomah Graham


Raised between the alternate realities of Ghana and Britain, Kobby Ankomah Graham is a Ghanaian DJ, lecturer, writer, and practitioner who has been active in Accra’s creative counterculture for close to two decades. He started DJing in the early 2000s as part of London’s AMPLIFIED collective, helping to organize events for the likes of The Roots, spinning for artists like Erykah Badu, and experimenting with African street sounds two decades before the rise of afrobeats.

Besides shining anywhere from dancefloors and festivals to classrooms, panels, and international conferences, Kobby has hosted radio shows on Vibe FM, Joy FM, YFM, and Oroko Radio in Accra, and has been profiled by platforms like the BBC, The Culture Trip, and Harmattan Rain. He also writes on matters of culture for the likes of The Guardian, and has received a Miles Morland African Writers Scholarship, as well as DANIDA funding for Ph.D research into Ghana’s alternative music scene.

In doing these things, Kobby is trying to create pathways for young African creatives, cultural practitioners and writers to follow that he did not have on his way up. In his own words, "It’s literally all for the culture: towards the expansion of our collective empathy and social imagination."

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Kobby Ankomah Graham

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