US based Ghanaian musician, Koby Maxwell has made his acting debut in the movie, ‘Paparazzi: Eyes in the Dark’, which will premiere at the Silverbird Cinema in Accra, December 9. Koby did not only act in the movie but also also wrote and performed the movie’s main soundtrack, “Do It”. Earlier in August, the World Music and Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) acknowledged Koby by awarding him the “Best Reggae African Music” award for “Do It”.
Koby Maxwell is definitely making a mark in the music industry internationally as a gifted bass player, singer, lyricist, and composer who brings a unique mix of music blended with European, American, and African sounds, fused together to create a colorful, unique, and powerful sound. Since arriving in America ten years ago, Koby’s has performed at prominent places such as the Kennedy Center and Radio City Music Hall . In addition, he has shared the stage with prestigious artists including Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, and Dionne Warwick. In August 2006, he performed at Reggae on the River and shared the stage with Reggae superstar Sean Paul, Barrington Levy, Sanchez, Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Bunny Wailer, the Father of Afrikan music – Salif Keita, and many more.
“Paparazzi Eye in the Dark”is a Great Moments Productions feature which tells the story of aspiring photographer Rich Amarah , who dreamed of making his fortune through his art, but found the life of being a sneaky paparazzo to be more lucrative. By selling pictures to the national newspapers, he has the opportunity to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Ghanaian recording artist Mr. Maxx (Koby Maxwell) was at the top of the paparazzi food chain and Rich’s appetite for success leads him into a whirlwind of chaos when he accidentally films the “scoop of the century”. This Event not only becomes the paper’s biggest exclusive but threatens his very survival as he alone holds the images to the city’s biggest murder mystery. It stars Van Vicker, Tchidi Chikire, JJ Bunnny, and is directed by Bayo Akinfemi .