YEN.com.gh can report that Jewel Ackah, the legendary musician, has died.
Jewel Ackah died at his home in Tema at about 7pm on Friday, according information reaching this medium. He was 73.
He had been battling stroke and other illnesses for over 10 years, YEN.com.gh understands.
In a series of interviews, which YEN.com.gh reported last year, Jewel Ackah, whose condition appeared to have been improving, thanked God for keeping him alive.
"I have been battling with stroke, leg pain and I mean so many things. I just give thanks to the almighty God for even bringing me this far.
At first, I couldn’t walk nor speak. For now, I am able to walk a little but not all that good as compared to the first,” he said at the time.
Jewel Ackah was known for hit songs like "Abena Ewo Hen", "Araba", "and Abena Ma Ware Wo".
He also composed the anthem of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Last year, he condemned members of the NDC for allegedly abandoning him during his illness, despite his immense contribution to the party.
His criticism of the party prompted some Ghanaians to run to his aid with cash and other material donations.
Nana Appiah Mensah, the head of the Zylofon Group, was one of those who supported Jewel Ackah, donating $10,000 towards his medical rehabilitation.
Former president John Mahama also visited him at his Swedru home to wish him well and support him financially.
It appears, however, that despite the donations to Jewel Ackah to aid his recovery, the musician's condition had deteriorated, leading to his death.
Tributes have already started pouring in for him on social media.
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