Brother George Adotey Richter-Addo Baffour, B.Sc, M.Phil aka SoulKnight-Jazz

Monday 23 September 2013

Brother George Adotey Richter-Addo Baffour, B.Sc, M.Phil aka SoulKnight-Jazz

He was born in Accra, the capital city of Ghana in West Africa, on September 10th,1980. Known more as a popular actor and independent musician in Ghana, he rose to fame as one of the stars of the revolutionary ‘Adams Apples’ saga, shot in Ghana and the UK by Sparrow Productions, and directed by famed female director Shirley Frimpong-Manso.

George A.R-A Baffour is an oceanographer and fisheries scientist by training and holds a B.Sc in Oceanography and Fisheries (2004) from the University of Ghana, as well as a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Fisheries Science (2009) from his alma mater. He has held several positions in various scientific agencies and consultancies, including the Water Research Institute (WRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), where he was an Assistant Research Scientist.

Rise to Fame

In 2009, George A.R-A Baffour wrote the science-fiction/fantasy novel ‘Bubble Joe and his fantastic journeys to Zapokrepit in the Land of the Day and a Half’. The novel is published under Lulu Press and is available on Amazon.

In 2010, under the stage name SoulKnight-Jazz, he wrote two songs that were included in the soundtrack for the 2010 film ‘6 Hours to Christmas’ – the movie which also introduced him to audiences as an actor. This was his first movie role and he played the CEO. The movie was produced by Sparrow Productions.

In 2011, SoulKnight-Jazz was on the cinema screen again in another Sparrow Productions project – the ‘Adams Apples’ movie series – playing the role of Chris Smith, husband to Baaba Adams (played by esteemed Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro). This was the movie role that catapulted him into the limelight and endeared him to Ghanaian and West African audiences at home and in the Diaspora, especially Nigeria and UK.

2012 was another great year, seeing George take on the quirky role of the eccentric CEO, ‘Skipper’, in the maiden and second seasons of the ‘Ogya FM’ television comedy series: a project produced by Sapphire Productions and spearheaded by the famous Ghanaian comedian and TV personality, Kwaku Sintim Misa (KSM).

2013 saw a return to Sparrow Productions as he reprised the role of Chris Smith in the smashing 2nd season of Adams Apples, this time adapted as a TV series.

SoulKnight-Jazz is an independent musician and has released two singles available on iTunes, 'So Good Together' and 'I'm still in Love with You, Girl', and his first album ‘Azonto New World Order’. The title track ‘Azonto New World Order’ is a dance take on the recent Azonto music craze sweeping through West Africa. SoulKnight-Jazz’s musical roots are diverse ranging from deep R&B and Soul to House.

Masonic Career

Brother George A. Richter-Addo Baffour is a member of Orbis Lodge #9334 EC and was initiated into Freemasonry on 28th May, 2011, passed on 27th August 2011, and raised to the degree of a Master Mason on 19th November 2011. On 24th November 2011, he was appointed Senior Deacon of the Lodge for the 2012/2013 administration.

Brother Baffour was exalted into the Chapter of Perfection #8559 EC of the Holy Royal Arch on 5th March, 2012, and was perfected on 13th May, 2013 into Lily of the Valley Rose Croix Chapter # 1131 under the Supreme Council 33° of the Ancient and Accepted Rite for England, Wales and its Districts and Chapters Overseas. 

Personal Principles

George A. R-A Baffour, being a versatile person, is an advocate of education and intellectual pursuits, as well as the development of talents. His love of acting serves him well in his Masonic career.

An article published with the support of the Masonic Press Agency which thanks to Brother Ekow O. and Brother George A. Richter-Addo Baffour for their support and collaboration. For more details we encourage all Brethren to visit the YouTube official channel and official website of our Brother George A. Richter-Addo Baffour.

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