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Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana and Hiplife musician, Bice Osei Kufuor popularly known as Obour has called on the government to give the late Highlife icon, Nana Kwame Ampadu a state burial.
Obour averred that apart from the legend being one of the pioneers of Highlife music in the country, he also trained many other top artistes in the country.
Mentioning some artistes who passed through the hands of the legend, he said, “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.”
In an interview with Rev Nyansa Boakwa on Happy 98.9 FM’s NsemPii, he said, “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 added.
He furthered that while he was President of MUSIGA, “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 emphasized.