This portal has learned of the passing of Highlife legend, Nana Ampadu.
Nana Kwame Ampadu was one of the topmost Ghanaian musicians credited with numerous popular highlife tracks and he is known to have composed over 800 songs.
Ampadu’s “African Brothers Band” was formed in 1963.
He came to prominence in 1967 when he released his song Ebi Te Yie (or “Some Are Well Seated”), a song that was seen as potentially critical of the then-governing National Liberation Council and disappeared from the airwaves, only returning after the end of military rule.
In 1973 he won a nationwide competition in Ghana to be crowned the Odwontofoohene, or “Singer-in-Chief”.
Nana Ampadu passed on at the age of 76.