President Nana Akufo-Addo has mourned One of Ghana’s legendary highlife musicians, Nana Kwame Ampadu, who has passed away.
In a Facebook post sighted by African Entertainment, Mr Akufo-Addo said “I have learnt, with great sadness, of the death of one of Ghana’s musical icons, the legendary high-life artiste, Nana Ampadu. The outpouring of grief by many Ghanaians, following the news of his death, is an appreciation of the impact his music had on successive generations of Ghanaians. Nana Ampadu believed in my vision for the transformation of Ghana, and assisted me tremendously on the campaign trail in the run-up to my victory in the elections of 2016, for which I remain eternally grateful. His was a life well-lived, and he will be sorely missed. My deep condolences to his widow, children and family. Rest in perfect peace, Nana, and may the Almighty keep you in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen.”
“Nana Ampadu, da yie, Nyame nfa wo kra nsie,” the President added.
African Entertainment understands that Ampadu died on September 28, 2021 in his native Ghana.
He is credited with numerous popular highlife songs.
Mr. Ampadu was known to have composed over 800 songs.
He co-founded the ‘African Brothers Band’ in 1963. One of the Band’s member was Eddie Donkor.
Ampadu was born on March 31, 1945 at Adiemmra, during colonial rule in the then Gold Coast now known as Ghana.