Popular Ghanaian highlife legend Alhaji K. Frimpong has paid his dues and though gone, his legacy is never forgotten. Born in Ofoase in the Ashanti Region, he entered into music in 1952 playing with Star De Republic, Oko's Guitar Band, K Gyasi and Axim Jokers.
He later formed his own band Cubano Fiestas in the 1970s and collaborated to record with two bands. They are "Vis A Vis" which was led by Isaac Yeboah and "The Super Complex Sounds" recording albums such as "Obi Agye Me Dofo", "Ahyewa Special". He also recorded "Abrabo", "Rikia (The best of Alhaji K Frimpong)", "Okwantuni" with popular songs such as Hwehwe mu na yi wo mpena, Aboagyewaa, Ohene a oda apakan mu and many others.
But perhaps what endeared him to many and made him more popular was the hit tune "Kyenkyen bi adi m'awu" in 1977 cementing his name of as one of highlife's greats. It's been decades of release and the song sounds good when played because of the great instrumentation, rhythm and lyrics.
His sons who took after him are popular Artists Cabum (Frank Kwame Gyasi Frimpong) and Kofi Al Kapone. He was married to Joyce Asabea Frimpong and died in October 2005 at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
A big congratulations to Alhaji K. Frimpong for his immense contribution to Ghanaian highlife music.
What is your favourite of his songs?
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