Ghanaian Highlife Legend, Nana Ampadu Is Dead

It is with a heavy heart we announce to you the death of Ghanaian Highlife legend Nana Ampadu

Nana Kwame Ampadu was a well known Ghanaian musician who is credited with composing over 800 songs and is associated with several classic highlife recordings

He formed a band in 1963 known as the “African Brothers Band”

He rose to fame in 1967 with the publication of his song Ebi Te Yie (or “Some Are Well Seated”), which was viewed as potentially critical of the then-ruling National Liberation Council and was quickly removed off the airways, only to reappear again after the collapse of military government.

Nana Kwame Ampadu gave up the ghost at the age of 76

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