King Aboagye Brenya: Veteran Kumawood Actor Dies; Lil Win, Others Weep

King Aboagye Brenya: Veteran Kumawood Actor Dies; Lil Win, Others Weep

  • Kumawood veteran King Aboagye Brenya has been reported dead on September 30
  • Actor Lil Win broken the news first with a sad post on his Instagram page
  • Other sources have since confirmed the passing of the veteran actor leaving many Ghanaians sad

King Aboagye Brenya, one of the veteran actors of the Kumawood movie industry, has passed away.

The news of King Brenya's passing was first broken by actor Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Win on September 30.

Lil Win shared a photo of the veteran actor with weeping emojis and a 'rest in peace' caption.

King Aboagye Brenya and McBrown
King Aboagye Brenya has been reported dead Photo source: @sweet_maame_adwoa, @adwoaloudgh
Source: Instagram

See Lil Win's post on Instagram below:

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Following Lil Win's post, Adwoa Amofa, an entertainment journalist with GH One TV, also shared a photo of King Brenya to announce that he had kicked the bucket.

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King Brenya had been sick

While the two posts did not say much about what might have caused the actor's passing, the veteran had been known to be sick for some time now.

It will be recalled that the Kumawood fraternity including Nana Ama McBrown and others visited him in 2017 to make a donation towards his care.

He was a pillar

Many Ghanaians have been shocked by the news of Brenya's death after it emerged on social media.

In a chat with, Owusu Worae, the head of entertainment news at TV3, described the actor's death as a big blow.

According to Worae, Brenya had been one of the pillars of the Kumawood movie industry when it came to elderly roles.

"Agya Brenya, as he was affectionately called, was a permanent fixture on the Kumawood scene playing various roles as an elder.
"He was a versatile actor who could play roles in English and Twi movies. It is just unfortunate that he got affected by ill health and slowed down in later years."

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Nana Kwame Ampadu passes away

The news of King Brenya's death comes just a few days after another veteran entertainer, Nana Kwame Amapdu, passed away.

The legendary Highlife singer died on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, after suffering an illness.

As previously reported by, Nana Ampadu passed on at the Legon Hospital.

Just like King Brenya's, the news of the Highlife music star's demise threw many Ghanaians into a state of mourning.


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