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Obo Addy was born on 15 January, 1936 in Accra, Ghana, is a Ghanaian musician. Discover Obo Addy's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Obo Addy networth?

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Occupation writer,composer
Age 76 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 15 January 1936
Birthday 15 January
Birthplace Accra, Ghana
Date of death September 13, 2012
Died Place Portland, OR
Nationality Ghana

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His wife is Susan (? - 13 September 2012) ( his death) ( 6 children)

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Obo Addy Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Obo Addy worth at the age of 76 years old? Obo Addy’s income source is mostly from being a successful Writer. He is from Ghana. We have estimated Obo Addy's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

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After a long battle with liver cancer, Addy died on September 13, 2012.


He was awarded a Master's Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission and Regional Arts & Culture Council, and the Oregon Governors Award for the Arts. In 1996, he became the first native African to win a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the highest honor in the folk and traditional arts in the United States.


Addy was born into the Ga ethnic group in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. He was one of the 55 children of Jacob Kpani Addy, a wonche or medicine man who integrated rhythmic music into healing and other rituals. Obo Addy's earliest musical influence was the traditional music of the Ga people, but he was also influenced as an adolescent by popular music from Europe and the United States, and performed in local bands that played Westernized music and the dance music of Ghana known as highlife. The Kronos Quartet commissioned a string quartet from Addy for their 1992 album Pieces of Africa.


In 1986, he founded the Homowo African Arts and Cultures organization, a non-profit which sponsors the annual Homowo Festival of African Arts in Oregon. The organization was later renamed as the Obo Addy Legacy Project.


Addy was employed by the Arts Council of Ghana in 1969, and played his native Ga traditional music in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. He moved to London, England, and began touring in Europe. In 1978, he moved to Portland, Oregon in the United States, where he taught at Lewis & Clark College. He also led weekly drumming workshops at Portland's Lincoln High School.


Obo Addy (January 15, 1936 – September 13, 2012) was a Ghanaian drummer and dancer who was one of the first native African musicians to bring the fusion of traditional folk music and Western pop music known as worldbeat to Europe and then to the Pacific Northwest of the United States in the late 1970s. He taught music at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.