Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week" observance event

Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week" observance event

Former president John Mahama on Saturday attended the "one week" observance event of highlife singer and composer, Jewel Ackah, who died two weeks ago at his home in Tema.

Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week observance" event

Mahama exchanges pleasantries with the family members of the late Jewel Ackah

Jewel Ackah died at 73 after battling illnesses, including stroke, for about 10 years.

Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week observance" event

Mahama signs a book of condolence at the event

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Mahama, who had reportedly been supporting Ackah financially when he was sick and even paid him a visit months before he died, attended the "one week' event to pay respect to a man who used to be a staunch supporter of his party, the NDC.

Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week" observance event

The late Jewel Ackah

Ackah was the composer of the NDC's popular party anthem, "Arise".

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Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week observance" event

Mahama, who had earlier mourned the musician's death on social media, commiserated with the bereaved family at the "one-week" event.

He also made a cash donation of GHc12,000 towards the funeral.

Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week observance" event

Mahama exchanges pleasantries with the president of MUSIGA, Bice Osei-Kuffuor

The event was attended by several musicians and executives of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).

Photos: Mahama attends Jewel Ackah's "one week observance" event

Mahama with highlife musician, AB Crentsil.

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Ackah was known for hit songs like "Abena Ewo Hen", "Araba", "and Abena Ma Ware Wo".

He had complained of neglect by the NDC party before he died.

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 Ackah, donating $10,000 towards his medical rehabilitation.

It appears, however, that despite the donations to aid his recovery, the musician's condition deteriorated, leading to his death.

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