Ghanaian music legend, Nana Ampadu, who died on the 28th of November, 2021 is set to be honoured by president Nana Akufo Addo as it has been approved for him to be given a state burial. This piece of information was made known by the Director of Communication at the presidency during a press briefing at the Jubilee house.
Nana Kwame Ampadu, born Patrick Kwame Ampadu, was the originator of the legendary African Brothers Band and rose to national fame in 1967 with his song Ebi Te Yie. He was the former General Secretary of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA). Getty, Oman Bo Adwo, Kofi Nkrabea, Yaw Berko, Obra, Agartha, and Obi Benya Wo were among the finest tunes written by the legendary musician.
Ampadu’s career took him all over the world, and he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards in 2015. He was one of five Highlife artists honored at the MUSIGA Grand Ball in 2017, receiving a plaque as well as a monetary reward.
Several artists, including Sam Derchie, Teacher Boateng, Nanaba Amoako, Senior Eddie Donkor, and Prince Osei Kofi, looked up to Nana Ampadu as a mentor. He collaborated with a number of well-known artists, including rapper Sarkodie.