Professor John Collins is a naturalized Ghanaian of British descent who came to Ghana in 1952. He is a guitarist, harmonica player and percussionist and has worked and recorded with numerous Ghanaian & Nigerian bands. In the 1970s he had his own Bokoor Band and since 1982 has been running Bokoor Recording Studio near Accra. Collins has also written numerous publications on West African popular and neo-traditional music. Collins is a Professor at the Music Department of the University of Ghana in Legon. He is a patron of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) and is Chair of Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation (BAPMAF).