Amuah, A. J. (2013). NICODEMUS KOFI BADU, HIS BIOGRAPHY AND EXPLOITS IN THE UTILIZATION OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC ELEMENTS IN CHORAL COMPOSITIONS
This paper exposes Nicodemus Kofi Badu as one of the relatively younger generation Ghanaian Choral Music composers. It is projected as a spotlight into his family and educational background, musical endeavours as well as titles and awards he had won. This information built up in the paper was conducted through interview with Kofi Badu himself. In addition I collected his pieces and studied to ascertain the fact that he can be characterized a younger generation composer who has utilized traditional music elements in his choral works. It is palpable among other things that Nicodemus Kofi Badu belongs to the third generation of Ghanaian Choral Music composers.This implies that he has received training from the first and the second generations and has incorporated what he learned in his works to make him distinct from his contemporaries. The paper closes that, in order to come out with much music theory related to African art music, research works must be conducted on more composers of diverse styles in Africa/Ghana.