News reaching freedomradiogh.com confirms the death of Legendary Highlife musician Nana Kwame Ampadu.
He is said to have died today at the Legon Hospital. The cause of death is yet to be discovered.
He was 76 years old.
Nana Kwame Ampadu was a household name in Ghana and beyond. His style of music is loved by all, both kids and adults.
His musical career has also involved him in electoral politics, including composing a song for Jerry Rawlings’s National Democratic Congress party to use in the 1992 election campaign.
Ampadu also released a song critical of an attempt to disqualify Rawlings from the 1992 election based on him being half-Scottish.
The doyen was born on March 31, 1945, at Adiemmra on the Obo Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He was named Kwame Ampadu after his father, Opanin Kwame Ampadu, the then head of the Asona Clan of Obo Kwahu in the Eastern Region of Ghana, and madam Mercy Afua Ntiriwaa, a devouted presbyter also of Obo Kwahu.
Nana Ampadu composed and recorded songs about money, love and marriage, good citizenship, greed, drunkenness, death, road manners for commercial drivers, effective parenting, social stratification and virtually every aspect of our being in this country.
Tracks 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, Kwaata and many others were popular at different times.
May his soul rest in Peace.