Elder S.K. Ampiah: Man Who Composed Some Of The Commonly Sang Gospel Songs In Ghana Passes On At 99

Elder S.K. Ampiah: Man Who Composed Some Of The Commonly Sang Gospel Songs In Ghana Passes On At 99

  • Elder Samuel Kofi Ampiah is a famous Ghanaian gospel composer, who has written over 200 Pentecostal songs for the body of Christ
  • He died on Sunday, March 31, 2024, and it was announced by The Apostolic Church-Ghana, where he has been a member for over 60 years
  • In a statement, the church extended their deepest condolences to the family for their loss

A renowned Ghanaian gospel composer, Elder Samuel Kofi Ampiah, has died at the age of 99. Until his demise, he was a member of The Apostolic Church-Ghana.

A statement shared by the church on its Facebook page indicated that Elder S.K. Ampiah died on Sunday, March 31, 2024. However, his demise was announced by the church on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Elder S.K. Ampiah, Composer Of Some Of The Commonly Sang Gospel Songs In Ghana, Passes On At 99
The Apostolic Church-Ghana announced the death of the renowned composer. Photo credit: @theapostolicchurchgh (Facebook) & CitiTube (YouTube)
Source: UGC

The deceased was an elder of the Apostolic Church-Ghana for over 60 years and was a minister who composed several Pentecostal songs for the church and the body of Christ.

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Some of his most popular songs include Mo Mma Yɛn Mma Yesu Mo, Awurade Gyina M’akyi, Yesu Ne Wu Na, and Sɛ W’ahu Yesu A Ma Ne Nwuma Pa No Ntena Wo Mu.

Elder S.K Ampiah was born on April 10, 1925, in Dunkwa-On-Offin; he started his formal education when he was eight years old in 1933 and graduated from a Methodist School in Tarkwa in 1942.

He was intelligent and loved music. At the age of 12, he learnt how to play the clarinet, and at a point, he was always invited to play at various ceremonies.

After school, he joined The Apostolic Church and was the first to introduce melodic music to the church.

Netizens mourn a great Ghanaian composer

YEN.com.gh collated some reactions to the demise of Elder S.K. Ampiah. Read them below:

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Joseph Atanga Yen said:

RIP Sir. You have paid your dues

Berla Precious wrote:

Journey on Great man

Alex Osei Ankomah said:

Rest well grandpa, you will forever be remembered

Daniel Agyemang wrote:

Awwwww may his blessed soul RIP. The Church of God on earth just lost another gallant solder to heaven. Angels might be rejoicing now.

Osuo Kanjah said:

Awwwwwww Rest in the Lord daddy, TAC and Ghana is grateful for your spirit-filled songs

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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