Born to Rev George Owusu Mensah and Mrs. Bernice Owusu Mensah in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, Kofi Owusu Peprah is the third of five children. He has two elder sisters and two younger brothers. He is married to Barbara Ama Asantewaa Mensah, a fashion designer, and they are blessed with a daughter, Diella Psalm.
At present, he is the Music Director at International Central Gospel Church (Evangel Temple) located at New Dawhenya and is also a backing vocalist for Joe Mettle Ministries.
Growing up in a pastor’s house meant he did not have the luxury of feeding on just any sort of music, movies or other form of media, and listened to a lot of songs from Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Hosanna Music, Integrity Music among others and Kofi believes this greatly influenced the person he is today.
“As I said earlier, I never decided to learn or do music, it just happened. I found myself doing it and it worked anytime I did it. Maybe, I was born a musician but didn’t discover that part of me until my university days.
Kofi had his primary and Junior High School (JHS) education at the Grace Baptist Church in Kumasi. He then moved to Kumasi Anglican Secondary School (Great Akass) and had his university education at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (NKUST) where he read Agriculture Mechanization from 2010 to 2014.
During his time on campus, he served as the Music Director of both the National Union of Baptist Students and the University Mass Choir. In 2016, he enrolled for a Diploma in Church Music at the Ghana Baptist University College.
Kofi loves any rice dish, be it the popular Jollof rice or braised rice with stew and in his leisure time, likes to listen to music, playing any of his musical instruments including saxophone, bass guitar and keyboard. Asante Kotoko and AC Milan are his favourite football teams.
For one who has had the opportunity to be groomed by senior colleagues, it is his desire to similarly provide an avenue for many young Gospel artistes to fully explore their potential.