General secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has revealed he had a close relationship with late Ghanaian music legend Nana Ampadu who died few days ago.
Nana Ampadu, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest Ghanaian musicians of all time, passed away three days ago at the age of 76.
Speaking about the death of the music legend in an interview on Accra-based Okay FM, Asiedu Nketia said he knew Ampadu way before he joined politics.
According to him, he was the music promoter for the deceased and other legends like Alex Konadu, Adofo and other highlife legends.
“As a music promoter, I worked with Nana Ampadu, Alex Konadu, Adofo and other highlife legends in the country before I even came into active politics,” he revealed.
He added that Ampadu’s demise came as a shock to him. “I was more worried about Adofo who hasn’t been feeling well for some time now only for me to hear of Ampadu’s death at the airport, so I was shocked,” he knew.
Nana Ampadu is considered among one of the best songwriters in Africa’s history. The late veteran musician has several songs to his credit.
Popular among them include: ‘Oman Bo Adwo’, ‘Obra’, Kofi Nkrabea’, ‘Susu Ma No Nye Wode’, ‘Mother’, ‘Yaa Amponsah’.