Koo Nimo is a leading folk musician of Palm wine music or Highlife music from Ghana. In 1979, in recognition of his services to Ghanaian music as performer, teacher and administrator, Koo Nimo was elected President of MUSIGA (the Musicians' Union of Ghana). In March 1997, the Ghana government celebrated the fortieth anniversary of independence by awarding gold medals to forty of its distinguished citizens, one of whom was Koo Nimo. In the next month he received the Konkoma Award for his contribution to Ghanaian Highlife Music. From 1998 - 2000, Nimo taught at the University of Washington in Seattle as a Professor of Ethnomusicology. Next, he was appointed a similar position at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As of 2006, Koo Nimo has moved back to Ghana and is currently living in Kumasi.