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Family Of Musicians: Four Talented Musicians Whose Father’s Were Musicians

Talent is hereditary and as such can be inherited or can be passed on from one generation to the other. All over the world, great talented stars like footballers, hockey players, basketball players etc, either inherited from a family member or was taught by a family member. 

Music is also one of such talents that can be taught or inherited from a family member. In Ghana too, there are great musicians whose father’s were also great musicians who have made great hits or are still making great hit. 

The following are some of the musicians whose fathers are musicians. 

The first on the list is Gyaaki. Jackline Acheampong known professionally as Gyakie is a Ghanaian afrobeats/afro fusion singer. In 2019, Gyakie released her first single titled; "Love is Pretty" which paved way for another single, "Never Like This." In August 2020, the "Forever" song from her five-track EP,  titled "Seed" was her claim to fame enjoying airplay and leading charts in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. Gyakie's father is Nana Acheampong. Nana Acheampong is one of Ghana’s best Highlife musicians of all time. 

The next on the list is Akwaaboah. Kwadwo Akwaboah, the father of highlife sensation, Akwaboah Jnr.Gladstorm Kwabena Akwaboah Jnr., known by his stage name Akwaboah Jnr, is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter and producer from Mampong Beposo. He wrote "Daa Ke Daa" for Becca and "Ayeyi Ndwom" for DSP Kofi Sarpong. Both songs won their respective artistes' awards at the 2010 Ghana Music Awards, with Akwaboah subsequently being adjudged the "Song Writer for the Year" for "Daa Ke Daa"

The next is Nana Yaa. Nana Yaa Thomas is a Ghanaian Hi-life, Afro and Neo soul singer, songwriter and performer. She was born in Ghana but has had life experiences across different parts of the World, ranging from Liberia, London and USA. She has great, songs to her credit like Don’t leave alone, My hunny, Woman power and many more. She is the daughter of Pat Thomas. Pat Thomas is also one of Ghana’s Highlife legends who still makes songs for his fans to dance to. 

The last on the list is Cabum, born Frank Kwame Gyasi- Frimpong, to Ghanaian highlife musician Alhaji Kwame Frimpong (popularly known as Alhaji  K. Frimpong) and Joyce Asabia Frimpong, is a Ghanaian rapper from Kumasi. His slogan or emblem which literally means "Cherish it" normally precedes or ends all his records. He uses that slogan to usher his listeners into his music to cherish his lyrics. 


By and large, the following are doing great music and are doing well in their music endeavors. 

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