Koby Maxwell, born Maxwell Koby Okwensy, is a Ghanaian musician, singer, actor and producer who currently resides in Washington, D.C. in the United States. He says that his goal is to maintain the authenticity of African music, while incorporating the sounds of others. In June 2010, he became a film producer and executive producer when he hired a US film production company to produce his first Nollywood feature film, entitled Paparazzi Eye in the Dark.
Koby Maxwell is the oldest of six children. Since arriving in America in the early start of year 2000, he has performed in prominent places such as the Kennedy Center and the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He has shared the stage with the prestigious artists such as Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan and Dionne Warwick. In August 2006 Maxwell performed with reggae superstar Sean Paul, Barrington Levy, Sanchez, Ziggy and Stephen Marley, Bunny Wailer and Salif Keita at Reggae on the River. Maxwell also gained additional recognition as a key performer in Detroit's 21st African World Festival.