George Darko: King Of Burger Highlife Reported Dead

George Darko: King Of Burger Highlife Reported Dead

  • Highlife legend George Darko, who is considered the founder of Burger Highlife, has passed on
  • Aside from being a musician, George Darko held the title of Tufuhene of Akropong, bearing the stool name Nana Apem Darko I
  • Darko's death follows the passing of another highlife musician, Kwabena Kwakye Kabobo, aka KK Kabobo, on March 14

King of Burger Highlife, George Darko, has died at age 73, according to multiple media reports.

Darko reportedly died on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, but his cause of death remains unknown.

King of Burger Highlife George Darko reported dead
George Darko on the cover of 1983's Hi-Life Time. Source: Discogs/Dieter Matzka
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The late musician was a skilled guitarist, vocalist, composer, and songwriter.

He also held the title of Tufuhene of Akropong, bearing the stool name Nana Apem Darko I.

Darko's 1983 hit single Akoo Te Brofo is often considered the birth of Burger Highlife.

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George Darko was educated at a Presbyterian school at Akropong as the son of a paramount chief.

After playing for an army band, entertaining soldiers in the Middle East, Darko returned to Ghana and formed the Golden Stool Band.

In the late 1970s, the band moved to Germany, where Darko went solo and formed the Bus Stop Band in 1982.

Another loss to highlife culture

Darko's death follows the passing of another highlife musician, Kwabena Kwakye Kabobo, aka KK Kabobo, who died after his battle with liver disease.

The highlife musician is known for his hit song Onyame Ahu.

Kabobo died at the University of Ghana Medical Centre on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

A fundraising campaign was set up during his illness to help him pay for his medical expenses.

Former President John Dramani Mahama showed support by donating GH¢5,000 and visiting him in the hospital.

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YEN.com.gh reported that John Peasah, who played a notorious bad boy character in the YOLO TV series, opened up about his critical condition.

The actor said he has been struggling with demyelinating disease for nearly three years.

The critical condition can affect the nerves in the brain, eyes, and spinal cord, which can lead to vision loss and immobility, among other effects.

In a new post, he shared a campaign for Ghanaians to support his recovery.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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