I had a vision of forming the first African rock band in the world and went to great lengths to make this dream come true. As the band became more successful, internal conflicts arose and I finally brought the band to an end.



The music on this album was recorded in 1979, it has a tiny fraction of music I composed and arranged for the band. I hope one can understand what a man was trying to achieve in 1974 when the first African rock band, A BAND NAMED BEDIIAKO, was formed.

A MAN NAMED BEDIIAKO Front cover page 1.


Kristian Bediiako: Guitar, lead vocals

Osei Kuffuor: Drums on tracks 2, 4 and 5

Abee Mensah: Organ on tracks 1 and 2

Ewudzi Amo: Lead vocals on track 2
Kau Kudi: Conga on track 2
Alex “Paa Kwesi” Arko: Bass on tracks 1, 2, 4 and 5 Asie Dee: Drums on track 1
Bob Pegg: Drums on track 3

Tom Holland: Bass on track 3

Chloe Tucker: Vocals on track 9

Chris Petrie: Bass on track 9

Ian Reeder: Drums on track 9


With the exception of track 1 (ii and iii), all songs

composed by Kristian Bediiako


Songs 1, 2, 4 and 5 recorded at Ghana Film Studios, Accra, Ghana

Recording Engineers: Francis Kwakye, Kofi Archer, Sam Quainoo

Songs 3 and 9 recorded at Humber Road Studios, London, England

Recording Engineer: Ian Tompson
Songs 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 recorded at 11 Dimensional Studios

Recording Engineer: A. K. Oabi
Mastered at Topfloor Productions
Mastering engineer: Pete Maher
Album design - Richard Johnston - www.sketchworksdesign.com

All songs produced by Kristian Bediiako and John Bediako


All rights reserved. Unauthorised duplication is a violation of applicable laws


With the exception of track 1 (ii and iii), the copyright in all the remaining sound recordings is owned by Kristian Bediiako


© 2021 Kristian Bediiako

Ⓟ 2021 Kristian Bediiako