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Nana Ampadu helped me win 2016 election — Akufo-Addo

By Lord Kweku Sekyi || Contributor
Industry News Nana Ampadu helped me win 2016 election — Akufo-Addo
OCT 1, 2021 LISTEN

As tributes continue to pour for Nana Kwame Ampadu, President Nana Akufo-Addo has issued a statement in honour of the legendary highlife musician.

The President, via a Facebook post, said the outpouring of grief by the general public following the unfortunate news is indicative of the prominence of Nana Ampadu and his immense contribution to the development of the music industry in Ghana.

The statement also mentioned that the late musician played an instrumental role in the success of the President in the 2016 election.

Read the full statement below:


I have learnt, with great sadness, of the death of one of Ghana's musical icons, the legendary high-life artiste, Nana Ampadu. The outpouring of grief by many Ghanaians, following the news of his death, is an appreciation of the impact his music had on successive generations of Ghanaians. Nana Ampadu believed in my vision for the transformation of Ghana, and assisted me tremendously on the campaign trail in the run-up to my victory in the elections of 2016, for which I remain eternally grateful. His was a life well-lived, and he will be sorely missed. My deep condolences to his widow, children and family. Rest in perfect peace, Nana, and may the Almighty keep you in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again. Amen. Nana Ampadu, da yie, Nyame nfa wo kra nsie.

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