Breaking News: Legendary musician Nana Kwame Ampadu confirmed dead at 76


The veteran musician joined his ancestors early hours of Tuesday after battling a short illness

Ghanaian hi-life musician Nana Kwame Ampadu has been cancelled confirmed dead on Tuesday by family members, can reveal.

The 67-year-old was believed to have been ill for some time but finally gave up on Tuesday.

The family is set to officially announce his death and details about his burial as well as funeral.


Nana Kwame Ampadu is a Ghanaian musician who is known to have composed over 800 songs before his death on September 28.

He formed the African Brothers Band in 1963 with Eddie Donkor as one of the founding members.

In 1963, he released a song, Ebi Te Yie, meaning “Some Are Well Seated” which caused a stir in the country during the then-governing of National Liberation Council.

The song subsequently disappeared from the airwaves but returned after the military rule. He won a nationwide competition in 1973 and was named Odwontofoohene.

He compoased a song for Jerry John Rawlings of blessed memories and the National Democratic Congress in the 1992 election campaign as well well a song that attempted to disqualify Jerry John Rawlings from the 1992 elections because he was half Scottish.

One of his most popular song is Agartha.


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