Ghanaian highlife legend Nana Ampadu dies at 76


The Ghanaian highlife legend Nana Ampadu has died at the age of 76, a family source has confirmed to

The source said he passed away this morning (Tuesday, 28 September) at his residence in Akweteyman, Greater Accra.

Nana Ampadu was born on 31 March 1945 in Obo-Kwahu in the Eastern Region.

He is credited with numerous popular highlife tracks and is reported to have composed over 800 songs.

The brain behind the classic hit “Oman bo adwo” moved into the mainstream when he formed the African Brothers Band in 1963.

Ampadu’s style of music is loved by all, both children and adults.

He was well liked for a stream of great hits. They include “Ebi Ti Yie”, Aku Sika, Kofi Nkrabea, Obiaa Ba Nnye, Woyoo Woyoo, Mother, Mentumi Ngyae Wo, Agartha, Aye Se Ye Do Wo, Obra, Drivers, Anibere Nnye, Oman Bo Adwo, Kwaata and many others.

Tributes have started pouring in for the highlife legend.

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