A big loss has hit the Ghanaian music industry as news of the death of legendary highlife musician Nana Ampadu becomes known.
He is said to have passed away in the early hours of September 28, 2021. Nana Ampadu was 76 years old.
According to preliminary reports, the news was put out in public by the musicianâs grandson who was speaking to Accra-based Hitz FM.
It was also reported that the âAde Aye Meâ hitmaker had been ill for some months now.
Before his death, Nana Kwame Ampadu worked with several of the new crop of artistes. He supported Kumi Guitarâs first hit at Zylofon Music, titled âDream.â
He even made a cameo appearance in the official music video for âDream.â A few months ago, Sarkodie shared a new single he had recorded with the legend. The song is yet to be released .
Nana Ampadu is a composer, guitarist and singer who is 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.
Regarded as âKing of Highlifeâ, Nana Ampadu is known for many hit songs like âEbi Ti Yie,â âAku Sika,â âKofi Nkrabea,â âObiaa Ba Nnye,â âWoyoo Woyoo,â âMother,â âMentumi Ngyae Wo,â âAgartha,â âAye Se Ye Do Wo,â âObra,â âDrivers,â âAnibere Nnye,â âOman Bo Adwo,â and âKwaata.â
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.
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