Celebrated American movie star Isaac Hayes was crowned king in Ghana in 1993
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Celebrated American movie star Isaac Hayes was crowned king in Ghana in 1993

- Isaac Hayes was an iconic African-American musician who travelled to Ghana to connect with his roots

- He first visited the country in 1991 with acclaimed Black-American musician, Barry White, to shoot a video for their hit song ‘‘Dark and Lovely (you over there)’’

- He again visited the country in 1992 with Dionne Warwick, another celebrated musician, actress and media star

- Together with Princess Asie Ocansey of Ada, he established the Nene Katey Ocansey I Learning and Technology (NekoTech) Center of Excellence in Ada

- For his philanthropic activities and advocacy on HIV/AIDS in the country, Isaac Hayes, was crowned Nkosuohene (Chief for Development) in Ghana

Born on August 20, 1942, Isaac Hayes, one of the world's celebrated legendary musicians with a successful career spanning more than 30 years became revered in Ghana for his philanthropic gestures in the country.

Isaac Hayes had a matchless connection with Ghana from 1991 when he first visited the country together with the iconic African-American musician, Barry White.

Isaac Hayes and Barry White were in Ghana to shoot a video for their hit song ‘‘Dark and Lovely (you over there)’’.

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The world-acclaimed musician returned to again a year later to tour the Elmina and Cape Coast ‘‘slave castles’’ with celebrated musician, actress and media star Dionne Warwick.

Isaac Hayes had returned to the country to connect with his roots, which became an emotional period of bonding and finding love. I was in Elmina, that he met his wife, Adjowa, with whom he had a son, Nana Kwodjo Hayes.

Celebrated American movie star Isaac Hayes was crowned king in Ghana in 1993

Isaac Hayes and Adjowa with their son Nana Kwodjo. Photo credit: ace2faceafrica.com
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However, Haye’s benevolent gestures is what made him more notable. The music legend undertook philanthropic activities together with Princess Asie Ocansey of Ada.

They established the Nene Katey Ocansey I Leaning and Technology (NekoTech) Center of Excellence in Ada

In 1993, he assisted in bringing the World Literacy Crusade, a non-profit literacy organization to Ghana.

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Isaac Hayes embarked on another laudable project, a campaign on HIV/AIDS in n 1993. Reports say, one of his important contributions was to the Save A Million Lives HIV/AIDS Project.

While working with Princess Ocansey and US movie star Steven Seagal, Isaac Hayes, helped to galvanized over 21 US universities with medical schools to work alongside USA doctors to help the underserved remote poor fight HIV/AIDS in a five-year project at NekoTech.

Isaac Hayes was crowned Nkosuohene (Chief for Development) of the Ada Traditional Area in Ghana in 1992.

And the royal name bestowed on him was Nene Katey Ocansey I.

The legendary African-American musician, actor, as well as Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Isaac Hayes, passed away on August 20, 2008,

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Lance Corporal Simon Ekpeagba Agbeko is a police officer with the Accra Regional Police Command who has become known for his humane gestures towards the disabled.

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