Peacefmonline.com can confirm that legendary highlife musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu is dead
His son, who spoke to Kwami Sefa Kayi on Kokrokoo, Tuesday morning, disclosed that he died today at the age of 76.
The cause of death is, however, unknown.
Nana Kwame Ampadu was a composer, guitarist and singer who was known for his brilliant storytelling skills through highlife music.
Born at Obo-Kwahu in the Eastern Region, Kwame Ampadu formed the famous African Brothers band in 1963.
Nana Kwame Ampadu was a household name in Ghana and beyond. His style of music was loved by all, both kids and adults.
The ‘King of Highlife’, as he was affectionately called, composed and recorded songs about money, love and marriage, good citizenship, greed, drunkenness, death, road manners for commercial drivers, effective parenting and virtually every aspect of our being in this country.
He is known for many hit songs like “Ebi Ti Yie,” “Aku Sika,” “Kofi Nkrabea,” “Obiaa Ba Nnye,” “Woyoo Woyoo,” “Mother,” “Mentumi Ngyae Wo,” “Agartha,” “Aye Se Ye Do Wo,” “Obra,” “Drivers,” “Anibere Nnye,” “Oman Bo Adwo,” and “Kwaata.”
Nana Ampadu also groomed and produced albums in the mid-to-late 1980s for female singers like Mum B, Akosua Agyapong, Abena Nyanteh, Ama Oforiwah, Rita Owusu and Stella Tackie.
May his soul rest in Peace.
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