Haruki Murakami, a Japanese writer once said, "Death is not the opposite of life, but part of it". Indeed death is part of life and every single human being living today have it in mind, he/she is going to depart this world one day regardless of the statuses, affluence and background. This year, 2021 has been one of the dark years for the country and after nine months into this year, Ghana has been hit hard with some painful demises of reputable and revered personalities we never had the slightest thought they would perish soon. Their families have gone through hard times coping with their deaths, so as most Ghanaians and we continue to extend our condolences to them all. Today we bring to you some prominent Ghanaians who have died this year.
The news is still fresh in our minds and Ghanaians continue to sympathise with the family of the ace musician, after he was reported dead today. Nana Ampadu needs no introduction as far as High life music is concerned, known for his bangers like "Ebe te yie", "Obi do ba", "Kukrukukru", "Obra twa wuo", "Agatha " and "Oman bo Adwo". He also collaborated with the likes of Amakye Dede, George Darko and A.B Crentsil, who were also household names in the high life sphere to bring forth some amazing crafts. However today, September 28 marks the end of his life as he departs at age 76.
Ama Benyiwa Doe
Ama Benyiwa Doe was a staunch and renowned member of the National Democratic Congress and a former parliamentarian. She was the regional minister for Central region from 2009-2012 and also served as a member of Parliament for Gomoa West for sometime. Ama Benyiwa Doe passed away on Sunday, 19 September, at age 71. The news about her death peddled quickly and opened the floodgates for torrents of tributes from the length and breadth of the country, including one from former Ghana president, John Mahama.
The ace actor became popular for his roles in Akan drama series where he endeared himself to Ghanaians with his hilarious acting skills. However he went on a hiatus after sometime and resurfaced recently, when his close relatives sought for help to enable him get treatment for a stroke he had succumbed to. On the evening of September 16th, it was announced Kohwe has passed away at his home, at age 75.
Godfred Yeboah endeared himself to Ghanaians during his football days at Kumasi Asante Kotoko, where he earned the nickname, TV3 for his eccentric style of play. However after experiencing a short illness, the former Kotoko and blackstars defender died at the Sunyani Regional hospital on August 3rd, when he was just 41 years of age. He was given a closure and was interred fortnight ago.
The demise of Kojo Dadson was one of the early celebrity tragic news this year. Kojo Dadson was a renowned actor and a movie director but his career was cut short after he suffered stroke, which rendered him bedridden for sometime. He successfully recovery but shortly afterwards, he was again hospitalized at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital due to a kidney problem. He died on the 10th of February when he was 68 years.
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