Musician Akosua Agyapong has shared with Ghanaians how music legend Nana Kwame Ampadu died.
Ampadu, who is widely regarded as one of Ghana’s greatest musicians, died Tuesday morning after he suddenly fell sick and was rushed to the hospital.
But according to Akosua Agyapong who was mentored by Ampadu, perhaps he wouldn’t have died if not for the carelessness of the first hospital Ampadu was rushed to.
The “Frema” singer disclosed in an interview with Adom TV that the first hospital the legend was rushed to refused to attend to him as the doctor was sleeping.
So he had to be rushed to the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Legon – where doctors did all they could to save him, but unfortunately he gave up the ghost.
“The ambulance did not arrive promptly. We went to the Achimota hospital and were told that the doctor had fallen asleep. So, when he was taken to the new Legon hospital, the doctors did everything they could to save him, but he died,” she said.
Speaking about Ampadu’s legacy in the music industry, Akosua Agyapong advised her fellow musicians to learn from the deceased and write great music that impact lives like “Obra” and “Agatha”.
“Musicians should write good songs. His songs like ‘Obra’ and ‘Agartha’ are timeless and he loves to write songs that live on… I remember I did a song with him on Otumfuo’s birthday and it was lovely,” she said.