Legendary Highlife musician, Kwadwo Akwaboah Senior, father of renowned Ghanaian musician, songwriter and producer, Akwaboah Jnr has died.
According to checks, the legendary Highlife musician died yesterday, May 16, 2023, after a short illness.
His son Akwaboah Jnr, who has often cited his father as one of his major influences confirmed the news on Twitter.
“RIP DADDY” he wrote.
The legend in October 2017 recounted how he went blind after spiritual attack in Holland.
Speaking in an interview on TV XYZ at then, he indicated that, his blindness started ten years ago when he was living and working in Amsterdam, Holland.
“I woke up one day after playing with a band and realized that my right eye had blood spot on it. So, I visited my doctor who gave me an eye drop to use. But after using for some time, it didn’t work.
“To be honest, my son has been providing all the financial support since I arrived in Ghana. He is just a little so I can’t always depend on him for my needs. He always checks up on me and sends me money. I’ve never needed money but I feel I can’t put on my burden on him” he narrated.
He is known for his song “Awerekyekyere” singer which caught the attention of many and got massive airplay in Ghana.
Kwadwo Akwaboah Senior was a talented guitarist and often played with some of Ghana’s great musicians, including the late C.K. Mann and Rex Owusu Marfo.
He was also a member of the legendary Ghanaian Highlife band, the Oheneba Ntim Barima Band.
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