Kojo Antwi, Amakye Dede Eulogize Rawlings
Ghana’s music maestro Kojo Antwi has paid a tribute to the late former president Jerry John Rawlings.
He also expressed condoleneces to the wife, children and family of the late president and the entire nation for the loss of such a continental icon.
Kojo Antwi in a Facebook post said: “An African leader with passion for his motherland”.
“An African leader with passion for Africa. An African leader with love for the youth. An African leader with love for the Arts and Culture”.
He noted how “you attended our first 24th Night Kojo Antwi Experience to thunderous applause”.
“You presented me with the Honour of Musician of the Year, and said the kindest things about me and our Arts and Culture.”
Veteran high life musician Nana Amakye Dede on his part also said the demise of former president Jerry John Rawlings is a great loss to the music industry.
He said Mr Rawlings helped the industry by projecting Ghanaian songs around the world.
In an interview on TV3, Amakye Dede disclosed that during the Rawlings administration musicians were united by his efforts.
“During his time, he tried his best to put the musicians into one family,” he revealed.
The veteran musician said J.J Rawlings loved his music and graced all his concerts whenever he was less busy.
“I’m going to see what we can do to arrange the funeral.”
The legendary musician wished the family of the late president his condolences.