- Ghanaian music legend, Charles Kofi Mann has passed
- The music legend passed after battling some medical conditions in recent time
- C. K. Mann suffered stroke in December 2017 and has since been bedridden
Highlife legend, Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann, popularly known as C. K Mann has died at age 83.
According to YEN.com.gh sources the Highlife icon died Tuesday morning at the GPHA hospital in Takoradi.
C. K. Mann was born in 1936 in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. He worked briefly as a seaman before joining Moses Kweku Oppong's Kakaiku band.
After familiarizing himself with the Ghanaian music scene, he joined Ocean Strings and led the band until 1965. When the band was disbanded, he joined a newly formed band in Takoradi, The Carousel 7.
He came to prominence in 1969 when he released his single "Edina Benya".
His music career spanned over four decades; he won multiple awards for his songs. He was awarded the Grand Medal of Ghana by John Agyekum Kufour in 2006.
The family says it will roll out arrangements towards his burial in due time.
"I'm itching for people to listen to my music!" - Kobla Jnr.
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