A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Godwin Edudzi Tamakloe has appealed to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to honour the late Ghanaian legendary musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu posthumously.
That he said was because the legendary musician contributed one way or the other to the two leading political parties while alive and deserves to be recognized as such.
He explained, his music cut across all spheres of life be it social , political and otherwise and added the NDC would not oppose any decision to honour the man accredited with some 800 songs some of whom have become household songs for decades.
Mr Edudzi Tamakloe made the comment in an interview on Okay FM on Friday, October 1, monitored by Ghana Africa News.
He added his 1990’s track ‘Abe Tie Yie’ for instance talks about life and carries a meaningful national conversation relevant even in present day Ghana.
“If you say you want to honour Nana Ampadu, NDC won’t oppose, Npp won’t oppose because one way or the other he has been associated with the NDC, he has been associated to the NPP, its cut across,” he said.
“……This for one, I will plead with the powers that be. I will plead with Nana Akufo-Addo, if he can give him a national honour, it could be posthumously but the most important thing is that we should be able to recognize some of these people when they are even alive,” he added.
The Ghanaian legendary musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu was reported dead on Tuesday, September 28 at age 76.
He is said to have had association with Ghana’s leading political parties, the New Patriotic Party(NPP) and the National Democratic Congress(NDC).
Nana Ampadu as affectionately called composed a campaign song for the NDC’s Jerry John Rawlings in 1992 and another one in the same year in an attempt to disqualify him him due to half-Scottish background.