The veteran Ghanaian highlife musician, Kwadwo Akwaboah, has passed away.
According to multiple sources, Ghanaian highlife musician Kwadwo Akwaboah tragically passed away at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi in the early hours of Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Akwaboah Sr. was a well-known Ghanaian musician, songwriter, and instrumentalist whose real name was Kwadwo Akwaboah. He was born on December 27, 1946, in Ghana’s Eastern Region. Akwaboah Sr. made a significant impact on the Ghanaian music scene and is renowned for his extraordinary talent.
Akwaboah Sr. showed a deep love for music from a young age. He started playing music in the 1970s, when Ghana’s highlife scene was blossoming. He drew influence from this well-liked genre to create his own distinctive sound, which is defined by soulful melodies, moving lyrics, and catchy rhythms.
Akwaboah Sr. was renowned for his humility, friendliness, and commitment to his art in addition to his musical abilities. His live concerts were engaging experiences that drew followers from far and wide because he had a captivating stage persona. His charismatic character and capacity for audience connection further won him over to his devoted fan following.
Akwaboah Sr.’s deep contributions are still honored, and his musical legacy endures. He has become a revered figure in Ghana’s rich musical history thanks to his enthusiasm, originality, and devotion to his profession, which have permanently shaped the country’s music.