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Nana Kwame Ampadu

Ghanaian Highlife legend, Nana Kwame Ampadu passed on at the Legon Hospital in Accra-Ghana on Tuesday September 28.

The 76-year-old, fell debilitated for the time being and was rushed to the emergency ward but passed on right away.

Nana Kwame Ampadu who was portrayed by several music experts as the steel of the Highlife genre, was a composer, guitarist and vocalist whose composing abilities pulled in numerous music audience members. His story lines in virtually every one of his tunes was what made him an exceptional vocalist.

Nana Kwame Ampadu was ostensibly the best composer during his active days and even until this point, therefore was credited with various famous highlife tracks. He is known to have composed more than 800 melodies.

His music journey began in 1963, when he formed his own band “African Brothers“, with one of the establishing individuals being Senior Eddie Donkor (another exceptional vocalist).

He came to conspicuousness in 1967 when he released his tune Ebi Te Yie (or “Some Are Well Seated”). In 1973 he won a cross country competition in Ghana to be delegated the name– Odwontofoohene (Singer in-Chief).

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Nana Kwame Ampadu was exceptionally inventive, shrewd, innovative, and a clever singer who consistently had something imaginative up his sleeves for music lovers. He made the highlife genre sound extremely fascinating because of his suspenseful stories.

Some of his famous tracks include: Ebi Ti Yie, Aku Sika, Kofi Nkrabea, Obiaa Ba Nnye, Woyoo, Mother, Mentumi Ngyae Wo, Agartha, Aye Se Ye Do Wo, Drivers, Anibere Nnye, Oman Bo Adwo, Kwaata and numerous others that were well known in every home in Ghana

But, one of his various tunes that was a household tune was ‘Obra’ (Life), which was even used as the signature tune for the well known ‘Akan Drama’ week by week TV program aired on National telecaster, GTV on Sundays.

In 1998 Nana Ampadu freely proclaimed his love to evangelism and devotion of his life to the service of God.

Nana Kwame Ampadu was born at Adiemmra on the Afram Plains in the Eastern Region of Ghana on 31 March 1945.

Songs

African Brothers Band:

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 4 · 1975

Oman Bo Adwo
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 2 · 1970

Agatha
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 2 · 1970

Obra
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 2 · 1970

Drivers
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 4 · 1975

Kofi Nkrabea
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 4 · 1975

Mother
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 2 · 1970

Have African Feeling
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 1 · 1970

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Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 4 · 1975
Yaw Berko

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 7 · 1987

Obi Benya Wo
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 2 · 1970
Kwaa Atta

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 9 · 2020
Obra Twa Owu

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 2 · 1970
Kwaata

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 1 · 1970

Wofa Akwasi Mma
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 5 · 1975

Aku Sika
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 10 · 2020
Kwabena Amoah

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 4 · 1975
Akwankwaa

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 9 · 2020
Kyerema

Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 5 · 1975

Okwaduo
Evergreen Tunes, Vol. 2 · 1970

And so forth..

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