Aka Blay

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Aka Blay667
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Born Anthony Ackah, he started doing music as early as class two in the primary school, when he used to turn old Saturday Night Powder container into a guitar that he played together with other friends who also played different instruments.

In 1985 after he completed school he took music more seriously as he was trained by master guitarist, Paa Joe presently in Canada, who led him to play in Jewel Ackah's band, enlightened him and taught him the rudiments of music. Initially, he was a drummer but he later switched to the guitar because he felt more comfortable striking the strings than beating the drum. He started playing the guita seriously in 1987.

He played with Jewel Ackah from 1988 to 1991. He played for Western Diamonds Band from 1991 to 2002. The visionary guitarist has played live band shows with Rex Omar, Amandziba, Kojo Antwi, and other big names both in and outside Ghana.

He has also played live guitar at studio sections for artistes like Ofori Amponsah, DL, Dada K.D, OD4, Okraseni, Ewura Esi, Nana Yaw Asare, Yaw Sarpong, Ohemaa Mercy, Grace Ashey, Emmy Newman, and several others.

According to him he had played with over 72 artistes the last time he checked.