Nana Ampadu reported dead

Ghanaian highlife legend Nana Ampadu has reportedly passed on.

According to several media reports, This sad event happened on Tuesday, September 28, at the Legon Hospital in Accra where he was receiving treatment for an illness.

Born at Obo-Kwahu in the Eastern Region, Kwame Ampadu formed the famous African Brothers band in 1963 and also groomed and produced albums in the mid-to-late 1980’s for the likes of  Mum B, Akosua Agyapong, Abena Nyanteh, Ama Oforiwah, Rita Owusu, and Stella Tackie.

He was regarded as ‘King of Highlife’, for his 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.”

The composer, guitarist, and singer who is known for his brilliant storytelling skills through highlife music will forever be missed.

May he rest in peace.

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