Veteran Ghanaian Highlife musician, Akosua Agyapong has blamed health officers at the hospital for the death of the legendary Nana Kwame Ampadu who passed on in the early hours of the Tuesday morning, September 28.
She went on to share her fondest memories of the music legend and urged colleagues to emulate his writing style because most of his songs are timeless.
According to her, the hospital they first rushed Nana Ampadu refused to attend to him with the explanation that the doctor was asleep.
Speaking about his death, the Eka Bi Nie hitmaker stated that it is a huge blow to her because losing him is no laughing matter.
In numerous interviews, Akosua Agyapong stated that it was Nana Ampadu who persuaded her mother to let her pursue music.
I will remember him for his performances. He is a man who listens. I talk to him and run to him all the time for advice. Now he is gone and the question is who?
Musicians should write good songs. His songs like ‘Obra’ and ‘Agartha’ are timeless and he loves to write songs that live on… I remember I did a song with him on Otumfuo’s birthday and it was lovely.
He tried to love everyone equally and he didn’t discriminate, she recalled.
Chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO), Rex Omar, says musician Akosua Agyapong is completely ignorant about the collective management of the organisation.
Akosua Agyapong, had lambasted the entire executive body of GHAMRO including Rex Omar, describing them as extremely corrupt.
But speaking in an interview with JoyNews’ Doreen Avio, Rex Omar refused to react to the allegations on the grounds that he considers Akosua Agyapong his sister.
The the ‘Abiba’ hitmaker, however, stated that female highlife artiste and television personality is ignorant. He also suspects Akosua is on the agenda of calling them corrupt individuals.
“She is completely ignorant about collective money. I am sorry to say this but I have decided not to mind her. Sometimes I feel ashamed that she is very close to me and she doesn’t know anything about collective management and she goes about disgracing herself,” he said.
Rex Omar suspect Akosua Agyapong’s deliberate attempts to foil GHAMRO’s efforts could stem her failure to attain a license from the Attorney-General’s Department to run a different collective management.
Rex Omar also revealed that GHAMRO has set up a committee to listen to grievances and complaints of musicians.
According to him, Akosua Agyapong has failed to honour invitations by GHAMRO on three different occasions to tell the committee her problems.
The 5th edition of the Africa Legends Night 2016 event came off on Saturday September 24, at the state Banquet hall and it was headlined by South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
The event proceeded with a performance from Nana Yaa who gave the young audience a great deal of contemporary African soul music.
Wiyaala and Akosua Agyapong followed with a spectacular performance. Amandzeba threw light on the rich African culture and coupled it with “jama”, both his entry and his closing art were flawless. Nana Tufour A.K.A 9924 also did justice to his performance.
The event peaked as Yvonne Chaka Chaka took over the show, amidst her performance she did duets with Eshun, Becca and Wiyaala. The show which took place at the State Banquet Hall in Accra was filled to capacity as the audience was delightfully treated to authentic music from Ghana and South Africa.