Legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, Charles Kofi Amankwa Mann, popularly known as CK Mann has been laid to final rest.
The celebrated singer who died while on admission at the GPHA Hospital in March this year, has embarked on his final journey home over the weekend. CK Mann passed away at age 83, in Takoradi where he has lived for many years.
As part of his funeral arrangement, a wake-keeping was held at the Jubilee Grounds in Takoradi on Friday night, where a number of famous musicians including Kofi Bentil, Pat Thomas and Gyedu Blay Ambolley thrilled guests with memorable performances.
A burial service was then held on Saturday at the Christ the King Catholic Church in honor of the musician before his internment at the Takoradi Cemetery.
After the burial service, the music fraternity was heavily represented by both young and veteran Ghanaian musicians to perform at the funeral grounds.
The Musicians’ Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), and the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMRO) were duly represented by the likes of Daddy Bosco, Kakaiku Number Two, Bessa Simons, Kofi Kinata, Nero X among others.
The funeral service according to an Enewsgh.com report, was also graced by some personalities across the political divide, as well as traditional rulers.
CK Mann, became famous with his highlife hit songs including, ‘Adwoa Yankey,’ ‘Mber Papa,’ ‘Medo Wo,’ ‘Araba Lucy,’ ‘Wode a Ne Me,’ among others.
The highlife singer who was active in Ghana music for over four decades, had his big break in 1969 with the release of 'Edina Benya'.
Charles Kofi Amankwa Mann was a former ‘seaman’, and later became a member of a number of influential bands including the Kakaiku Band, Ocean Strings, and The Carousel 7.
For his immeasurable contribution to music and Ghanaian heritage, he was, in 2013, awarded Grand Medal of Ghana by the then President John Agyekum Kufour.
His most recent album, 'Wope Nyeho’ was released in 2013.
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