The music fraternity, led by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), has been mourning the death of the highlife legend, P.K. Yamoah of Serwaa Akoto fame.
The musician died on Monday, August 25, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and since then, tributes have been pouring in for the man who nurtured many musicians in Ghana.
A statement issued by MUSIGA read, “P.K Yamoah nurtured many musicians in Ghana and gave Nana Kwame Ampadu his break in the early 60s prior to Nana’s formation of the African Brothers band. P.K Yamoah is also credited with grooming the likes of Agyarku and Smart Nkansah who went on to form the Sunsum Band and Lee Duodu of Bisa Goma and Akoo te brofo fame”.
He was one of the influential musicians whose imprint on the Ghanaian music scene was widely recognised.
He was honoured with a certificate of Merit at the Ghana Music Awards in 2008 for his contribution to Ghanaian music.
Yamoah’s repertoire of hit songs included Saman Me, Fa Asem Kye, Onantefo and Obido Me, Sika Mpe Rough and Nya Asem Hwe.
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