Nana Ampadu believed in my vision - Akufo-Addo eulogises highlife legend
President Akufo-Addo has eulogised high-life legend Nana Kwame Ampadu for the impact his music had on successive generations of Ghanaians.
According to President Akufo-Addo, Nana Ampadu believed in his vision for the transformation of Ghana and supported his campaign in the run-up to his victory in the 2016 elections.
The President in a Facebook post said he will remain eternally grateful for the support.
He posted: "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 veteran musician reportedly died at 2 am on Tuesday, September 28. He was 76.
According to reports Nana Ampadu, who is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of highlife music with over 800 songs, had been unwell for some time.
He was the leader of the African Brothers Band, formed in 1963.
Some of his popular songs include Obra (which became the theme song for one of the Akan Drama shows aired on GTV on Sundays), Getty, Oman Bo Adwo, Ebi Te Yie, Kofi Nkrabea, Yaw Berko and Obi Benya Wo.