Highlife musician Daasebre Gyamenah is dead

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
Highlife musician Daasebre Gyamenah is dead

Ace highlife musician Daasebre Gyamenah is reported dead. He was said to have died in Accra Friday morning.

The Koforidua based music legend was said to have died after an illness.

At Korle Nkwanta in Koforidua in the Eastern region where Daasebre had his personal house located on a hill, his brothers and friends gathered amidst wailing when news of the death got to them.

One of his friends, Francis Amevor, aka Area Commando and a neighbour Brother Kwame told Accra based radio station, Pluzz FM that they were devastated by the news.

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Gyamenah spent most of his time in Koforidua but occasionally visited his wife and children in Tema.

He was recently in the news blaming radio stations for the inability of his latest album Yenfii Ta to do as well as he had wanted on the market. He thought radio stations were not playing his songs.

“Some radio stations are pro-Lumba and pro-Amakye Dede so although the radio stations have my songs, they have refused to play them but I know my work speaks for itself. If an artiste does not have money to promote his works, does that mean he should not receive the due recognition?” he queried in an interview with the Graphic Showbiz newspaper recently.

Yenfii Ta was released in 2015 and there were indications he was about releasing another song this year.

Gyamenah shot to fame in 1999 in the 'Kokooko' hit song collaboration with Hiplife rapper Lord Kenya and later earned the nickname 'Ahoofe' handsome paddy, after he released the 'Ahoofe' song.