LOGHA honours Nana Acheampong
Mavis Adoko Showbiz News
LOVERS of High Life Music (LOGHA) have celebrated veteran Highlife musician, Nana Acheampong for his unending and selfless work in the Ghanaian music industry. He was honoured with a gold plaque, a citation, and an unspecified amount of money in appreciation for his works which have shaped the progress of the industry.
This forms part of the commitment of LOGHA to celebrate veteran Highlife musicians who have held the fort for a long time.
Other artistes who have been celebrated are Akwaboah Snr, AB Crentsil and Nana Kwame Ampadu.
Speaking at the ceremony held on Monday, March 6, in Kumasi, founder of LOGHA, Mr. Edward Owusu Benahene said he was grateful for the warm reception accorded the group by Nana Acheampong.
He explained that honouring veteran musicians while they are alive makes them feel appreciated and loved than when done posthumously.
“More of such honours and other philanthropic activities such as paying hospital bill, medical checkups are needed so that our fathers and mothers who set the pace for us will know just how much we love and appreciate them.
“Also, a high-profile event within the year to raise funds to support the legends with the proceeds is very much needed.
“The best thing you can do for anyone is to reward them when they are alive than when they are no more. I am using this opportunity to plead to individuals and organisations to come on board to help sustain the project”, he said.
Nana Acheampong on his part said he was excited about the honour done him as it reminded him of his small beginnings and how far he has come.
“Growing up as a musician was not easy because back then, technology was not as advanced as it is today. Today, musicians walk into studio with already made beats and they just have to add their voices.
“They even have three songs on an album so things have become easier but in our time, we recorded 20 songs and over for an album,” he said.
He disclosed that his passion for what he does has sustained him for over three decades and counting.
“It's the passion I have for music. I took everything personal and I gave my all to it. Although there were challenges, I didn't allow that to stop me from achieving what I wanted. As a musician, you need to have a purpose and focus on it”, he said.
He also expressed his appreciation to LOGHA for the honour done him.