Information reaching wwww.sankofaradio.com is that the highlife legend Nana Kwame Ampadu has joined his maker.
The Legend died this morning at the Legon Hospital while receiving treatment. Nana Kwame Ampadu is a Ghanaian musician credited with numerous popular highlife tracks and he is known to have composed over 800 songs. Ampadu’s “African Brothers Band” was formed in 1963. One of the founding members was Eddie Donkor.
Nana Kwame Ampadu is a Ghanaian musician credited with numerous popular highlife tracks and he is known to have composed over 800 songs.
In 1973 he won a nationwide competition in Ghana to be crowned the Odwontofoohene, or “Singer-in-Chief”
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;