Obour, a Ghanaian hiphop rapper, has proposed that Nana Kwame Ampadu, the late Highlife legend, be given a state burial.
He added that, in addition to being one of the country’s pioneers of Highlife music, the legend also trained many of the country’s top artists.
“We can’t mention them all from the likes of Akosua Agyepong, Oheneba Kisi, Nana Tuffour just to mention a few, all been trained by this great man,” he said, referring to some of the legend’s protégés.
“He has also played a crucial part in the Ghanaian music industry like GHAMRO and MUSIGA,” he stated in an interview with Rev Nyansa Boakwa on Happy 98.9 FM’s NsemPii.
He was even the General Secretary for MUSIGA a few years back, and he performed an excellent job.”
The late Nana Ampadu, according to Obour, was one of the few people who truly campaigned for the entertainment business, particularly the music industry.
“If the country has lost someone as important as this, and it was not even for political reasons,” he continued, “he is well-deserving of a state burial.”
“We were able to arrange a state burial for the late Paapa Yankson, Jerry Hanson, and Ebony while I was President of MUSIGA,” he added. What’s stopping us from doing the same for this legend if we can grant all of these artists state burials? The truth is, he is entitled to more,” he stated emphatically.