Takoradi-based Empire FM reports the death of Ghanaian highlife legend, Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann (C. K. Mann).

He is reported to have died hours ago while on admission at the GPHA Hospital in Takoradi.

Acclaimed for such songs as  ‘Adwoa Yankey,’ ‘Mber Papa,’ ‘Medo Wo,’ ‘Araba Lucy,’ ‘Wode a Ne Me,’ among others, the singer was reportedly battling ill health conditions with intensified last December. He was 83.

Active in music for over four decades, his big break came in came in 1969 with the release of “Edina Benya“. A former seaman, he  was member of a number of influential bands as the  Kakaiku Band,  Ocean Strings, and The Carousel 7.

For his immeasurable contribution to music and Ghanaian heritage, he was, in 2013, awarded  Grand Medal of Ghana by then president John Agyekum Kufour .His most recent album, “‘Wope Nyeho’ was released in 2013.

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