According to Obour, Nana Ampadu deserves to be given a befitting burial by the State because he has rendered his services to the country by training many top musicians who are continuing the vision of our local musician Highlife.
“We can’t mention them all from the likes of Akosua Agyepong, Oheneba Kisi, Nana Tuffour just to mention a few, all got trained by this great man.”
Speaking to Reverend Nyansa Boakwa on Happy FM’s NsemPii show, he further revealed the various vital roles held by Nana Ampadu before his demise.
“He has also played a vital role in the Ghanaian music industry like GHAMRO and MUSIGA. Some years ago, he was even the General Secretary for MUSIGA and he did a great job.”
“If the country has lost someone as important as this, and it was not even on political grounds, he is well-deserving of a state burial,” he said while hailing the late Ampadu’s efforts to the entertainment industry over the years.
Obour also added that, if during his term in office most veteran musicians were given a state burial then it is within the right space to do same for Nana Ampadu.
“We were able to get a state burial for the late Paapa Yankson, Jerry Hanson and Ebony…. If we could give all these artistes a state burial, what is stopping us from doing same for this legend. The truth of the matter is, he deserves more than that,” he concluded.
Nana Kwame Ampadu known on stage with the name Nana Ampadu and affectionately called ‘Adwomtofo Nyinaa Hene’ (King of Musicians) was until his death a pioneering father of Highlife music in Africa, composing hundreds of songs during his lifetime.
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