Kwahu NifaHene and Chief of Obo in Kwahu South Municipal Assembly of the Eastern Region Osabarimah Yeboah Afari-Buagyan is pushing for the final funeral rites for the legendary musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu to be held in his home town Obo.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Agoo news Ebenezer Kojo Nyavor (K-Lover), the 91yr old Chief said Kwahu and Ghana have lost a great icon that shall forever be remembered as a man of good music.
He, therefore, called on President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo to make it necessary for the funeral rites to be held in Kwahu adding that, “I will also suggest to the family to hold 40days remembrance instead of the one-week celebration’’.
He described the highlife king Nana Kwame Ampadu as a unifier and was popular in Ghana and Nigeria.
Other family members who expressed worry over the news were Abusuapanyin Nana Yaw Boateng and Obo Kyeamen Nana Yeboah Asiamah.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo on his facebook page wrote: “I have learnt, with great sadness, of the death of one of Ghana’s musical icons, the legendary high-life artiste, Nana Ampadu.
The outpouring of grief by many Ghanaians, following the news of his death, is an appreciation of the impact his music had on successive generations of Ghanaians. Nana Ampadu believed in my vision for the transformation of Ghana and assisted me tremendously on the campaign trail in the run-up to my victory in the elections of 2016, for which I remain eternally grateful. His was a life well-lived, and he will be sorely missed. My deep condolences to his widow, children and family. Rest in perfect peace, Nana, and may the Almighty keep you in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen.
Nana Ampadu, da yie, Nyame nfa wo kra nsie.”
Nana Kwame Ampadu died on Tuesday 28th September 2021 after a short illness.