Ghanian-born British comedian, Kojo Anim has got the world talking following his impressive audition on Britain’s Got Talent, that got a golden buzzer from Simon Cowell. The April show has already garnered over 2 million views on YouTube alone.
But who is Kojo Anim? He has also worked as a filmmaker, actor, screenwriter and is the CEO of his own company called The Colour Network.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, the 39-year-old London-based comic, admitted he was ’emotional’ after Simon Cowell pressed that famous buzzer to send him through to the semi-finals, as he wowed viewers on Saturday with his hilarious routine.
Kojo also admitted he decided to audition after decades working as a comedian at his London club, which is famed for kick-starting the career of Hollywood superstar Kevin Hart.
When asked how he felt when Simon pressed that Golden Buzzer, Kojo told MailOnline: ‘Emotional! My career flew in front of my eyes. It was a huge risk, I was afraid of being judged.
I didn’t even dream what would happen, happened. It was Tiffany, my fiancee, who encouraged me to audition. She reminds me of that!
‘This is what I’ve been doing for years. I want the world to see!’
Kojo Anim Career
Kojo is a multi-talented performer as he has worked as a filmmaker, actor, screenwriter and is the CEO of The Colour Network. He has appeared on CBBC shows alongside Reggie Yates and presented on Capital Xtra. He also hosted a podcast called Nothing To Declare.
Comedian Kojo Anim
Kojo is a comedian and has performed alongside Chris Rock, toured with Dave Chapelle, and opened for Kevin Hart at Wembley.null
How Does Alesha Dixon Know Kojo
Kojo and Alesha Dixon know each other from Alesha’s Mis-Teeq days. When he came on stage Alesha said: “Oh my goodness, hello. I was not expecting to see you today. I have known Kojo for many, many years.”
Some fans of the BGT took to Twitter to express their shock that Kojo was sent straight through to the live semi-finals over some of the other impressive acts on tonight’s show.
That bald bloke set himself on fire upside down in a straight jacket and didn’t get the Golden Buzzer. Aleeshas mate says a few alright jokes then cries and Cowell presses it. Fix!!!!! #BGT94:27 PM – Apr 13, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee Kiel ‘s other Tweets
Golden buzzer from @SimonCowell on #BGT for alesha dixon’s mate… hmmm. Does that not stink of a fix, he was ok as an act but not the best of the night in my opinion.#BGT #Fixed74:27 PM – Apr 13, 2019 · North West, EnglandTwitter Ads info and privacySee wayne scott’s other Tweets
Kojo Anim Kevin Hart
Kojo opened for Kevin Hart at Webley and in September 2018 Kevin announced backstage after a powerhouse performance at his third sold-out show at London’s O2 Arena that he would help three UK comedians by producing comedy specials for them.
He said he wanted to give back to Kojo Anim, Richard Blackwood and Slim The Comedian because they were the driving force in his success in the UK after he decided to bring his talents across the pond.
On the video posted on his Instagram page he said: ‘When I first started coming to the UK, these three guys dedicated time and energy to showing me all around basically embracing me. Not only embracing me but making me feel like I stood a chance in developing to become a fan favourite here. As time went over I kept developing, put the work in, and kept coming back. Shit shot to the roof…Kojo, Rich and Slim, who is not here. You have my word that I will be producing a comedy special for you.’
Kojo took to Twitter as a response tweeting: ‘Me and this guy go all the way back to 2007 and he has been the best thing to happen to comedy. This announcement just took everything to another level. I salute you.’