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History of the Late Highlife legend Nana Kwame Ampadu you did not know

Hi lovely people everyone is doing well am back with another article which talks about Nana Ampadu

Odupon atutu! A mighty tree has fallen and it is no other person than, Paa Steel Kwame Ampadu aka Patrick Kwame Ampadu aka Nana Kwame Ampadu

He was born in Suhum in 1945, schooled in the Afram plains and Obo Kwahu, worked as a messenger with the Agric sector at Mpraeso and run away to Accra via the night train from Nkawkaw in 1962. His first point of call was Adabraka in Accra precisely, the California Hotel now the Agric Bank on the Kojo Thompson road. 

He joined the Yamoah's band then domiciled at Asylum Down in Accra in 1962 and later formed his own band, the African Brothers band. The band's first singles were released on a 45 rpm record on the 21st December, 1966. It was an instant hit!

Some great musicians he worked with were the late Senior Eddie Donkor, Sam Derchie, Teacher Boateng, Nanaba Amoako, Prince Osei Kofi and others. In 1979, he composed a song for a business magnate, the late Diamond Addy who stood as a Presidential candidate in the elections whose symbol was the fish which saw Dr Hilla Limann win.

He's credited to have had the most songs in the country. In the part 2 of my write up, i will dwell certain songs and projects that he was behind. Do you know that, he was the one who did the sound track and co writer for the hit film, "I told you so"?Rest well great one.




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