Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA of Asempa FM, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, November 18, at the Korle-Bu hospital in Accra.
As the news of the ‘Eko Sii Sen’ presenter's death spread across the Ghana media scene, many associates of the noted journalist have expressed their sadness at the sudden demise of their colleague.
A memorial was held for journalist at the forecourt of Joy FM in Accra, which saw attendance from other media associates, friends and some politicians from the ruling and opposition parties.
A book of condolence was opened for individuals to give their condolences to the Multimedia family for their loss.
Veteran highlife musician, Kojo Antwi, joined the mourners of the late journalist this week and signed the book of condolence to commiserate with the grieving family.
According to Kojo Antwi, KABA was a professional who had done a lot for the media scene in the country, and deserves a state burial and more.
Kojo Antwi, according to an Adomonline.com report, said it is necessary that the journalist's legacy be honoured with something symbolic, so that his story will be told long after he is buried.
According to the musician, naming a street after KABA is the best way to ensure his memory and legacy lives on.
Kojo Antwi is not the only celebrity who suggested that KABA be remembered in a symbolic way, as musician K.K Fosu called on all other artistes to compose a song for the departed journalist.
K.K Fosu said that KABA’s contributions to the showbiz industry rightly deserves recognition, hence a song featuring all Ghanaian artistes is best option.
Meanwhile, the date for the burial rites of the late KABA has been set for January 20, 2018.
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