- A state funeral has been held for Highlife music legend Nana Kwame Ampadu ahead of his burial on Saturday
- The state funeral was attended by Nana Akufo-Addo, Alan Kyerematen, Osei Kwame Despite, Maame Dokkono and other dignitaries
- Videos and photos from the funeral have emerged online showing some sad scenes at the forecourt of the State House
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Veteran Highlife musician Nana Kwame Ampadu is set to be buried in his hometown of Obo Kwahu in the Eastern Region on Saturday, October 8, 2022
Ahead of his burial, a state funeral has been held in his honour. The ceremony held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra came off on Friday, October 7, 2022.
Nana Ampadu's death
Nana Ampadu, a celebrated Ghanaian musician, died on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, after an illness. He was on admission at the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) in Accra.
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The Highlife veteran was 76 years old at the time of his death.
State funeral for Ampadu
Following Nana Ampadu's death the government promised to honour him with a state funeral which has just been held.
The state funeral for Ampadu was attended by President Nana Akufo-Addo and other leading members of his government including Trades Minister Alan Kyeremateng, Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, and Chief of Staff Frema Osei Opare.
Other prominent personalities spotted at the state funeral were businessmen Osei Kwame Despite and Ernest Ofori Sarpong.
Also, there were a number of entertainment personalities from the acting and music fraternities.
Videos from the state funeral show there was a general atmosphere of sadness as mourners remained in a sombre mood.
Below are some of the videos of the special moments from the funeral.
1. Nana Akufo Addo's arrival:
2. Alan Kyerematen
3. Highlife singer Adu Kwasi
4. Gospel singer Kofi Abraham
5. Akufo-Addo, Despite and others captured in photos
6. Maame Dokono and other Obra stars seated
It was a befitting burial - TV3's Owusu Worae
The head of entertainment news at TV3, Owusu Worae who witnessed the funeral of Nana Ampadu has described it as befitting.
Speaking in an interview with YEN.com.gh, Worae who has experienced many such state funerals for renowned Ghanaian stars stated it was well-organised and well-attended.
"I have been to many state funerals for entertainers in the past and it does not get better than this. The organisation, attendance, dignitaries, and everything else were on point and it befitted Nana Ampadu's status as a legendary musician.
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"My only worry was that I did not see many of the young Ghanaian musicians and other entertainers," he said.
Actor Ekow Blankson dies
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh recently reported that Ghanaian actor, director, and media manager Ekow Blankson had died.
The death of the Borga and Rhapsody of Love actor was announced and confirmed on Monday, 3 October 2022.
YEN.com.gh sources said the actor was rushed to the hospital following a sudden illness but did not survive.
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