Nana Kwame Ampadu leaves the Ghana Culture Forum bereaved

Nana Kwame Ampadu leaves the Ghana Culture Forum bereaved

Indubitably, the body is deprived without its head. Words to express our pain over your death have eluded us. We are not only saddened because you were our Patron, but we are distressed because your absence has the capacity to suffocate cultural activism in mother Ghana.

On behalf of the Patrons, Functional Executive Committee, and the entire membership of the Ghana Culture Forum, we express our hearty condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and every well-wisher within the music and cultural fraternity for the demise of Nana Kwame Ampadu I.

To many Ghanaians, you were the ‘Adwomtofo nyinaa Hene’ giving us over 800 songs. To us in the cultural space, you are more than music. No doubt, you are a true King in the sense that you served your constituents by fighting to change things for the benefit of posterity. You started cultural activism way before the birth of the Ghana Cultural Forum. Your activism towards the formation of the Copyright Society of Ghana shall forever be remembered. We were indeed privileged to have fought side by side. When you released the politically motivated song ‘Ebi ti yie,’ you taught us that our craft is our strongest tool for activism.’

Death may have stolen a great asset from us but your teachings are intact. Even though we mourn you, we take respite in the fact that our creativity has been teased by you. Till we meet again, Rest well master.

Damirafa Due!

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