Social media was buzzing over the weekend with the video of comedian Kojo Anim who got Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer after an impressive stand-up comedy.
Kojo’s jokes made Simon Cowell laugh so much that he just had to hit the Golden Buzzer for the comedian, sending him to the semi-finals of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent Show.
Simon Cowell was not the only one who was thrilled with Kojo’s jokes, the other judges and the audience also loved his performance.
However, many people do not know who he is so we went ahead and put together some facts about Kojo.
Here are some facts about Kojo Anim you need to know:
1. Kojo Anim was born on 21st January 1977 in Ghana but moved with his parents to London at an early age.
2. Kojo is not just a comedian, but he is also an actor, a screenplay writer and a filmmaker.
3. He also owns a company called The Colour Network, a black lifestyle and entertainment network that provides a platform to showcase positive stories about diverse groups. He established the company in 2016.
4. Kojo has performed with popular comedians like Chris Rock. He opened for Kevin Hart at the Wembley Arena in 2014 and also toured with Dave Chappelle in 2015.
5. In 2005, Kojo was recruited by CBBC where he presented The Mighty Truck Of Stuff alongside Reggie Yates.
6. Kojo has appeared on Nick Cannon’s Wild’N Out on MTV in America.
7. He was also a hit with MTV Base in the UK with The Fresh Prince Of Hackney, The Young Gods Of Comedy and two series of his own show, Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse.
8. Kojo also featured on the panel for the live BBC3 debate show Free Speech where he discussed issues such as the unemployment rate for black men and drugs legalization.
9. Kojo was also asked to host the first ever Def Comedy Jam UK Tour with music mogul Russell Simmons who is also one of Kojo’s idols and mentors.
10. He made his acting debut in Noel Clarke’s romantic comedy The Knot in 2011. He also starred in the urban comedy movie It’s A Lot.
11. Kojo presented the Breakfast Show on UK radio station Capital Xtra form 2010-2014.
12. Kojo is currently engaged to Tiffany Jade and they have a son called Roman Kingsly Anim.