As a youngster growing up in Takoradi, Ato Nyankom aka Johnny Bee started out copying the likes of James Brown, Otis Redding, Tom Jones, Percy Sledge and Fela Kuti with a group of little children performing house to house on Christmas and Easter holidays to make some cash for ourselves with instruments made of tins and cans from dumpsters and garbage sites.
Later he relocated where he jammed along with the likes of Frankie Jones of Frankie and Franklina Jones fame from the late sixties to early seventies era.
As fate would have it, Johnny relocated to the U. S without giving up on his dream. While working he still pursued his musical interests of singing, performing, songwriting, music arrangement and the production business. Johnny leads the Holy Ghost Band which he founded.
The group is out with its first single, a reggae track from their upcoming album dubbed Babylon Is Burning. This is all under the ambit of his BAM Records and Music Productions.
Johnny has a burning desire to give back to society and in that regard, he has the Save The Child With Music project which is an ongoing music and entertainment international project aimed at raising funds for a proposed children’s health research center in Ghana.
Along the line, Johnny Bee has also established the African Street Youth Organization (ASYO) which provides for kids and youth and is currently supporting the Shaka Music and Sports Academy in Aburi.
According to Johnny Bee the Holy Ghost Band is set to embark on some local and international tours soon after releasing its album Babylon Is Burning in June this year.