The one week funeral celebration of departed highlife musician, Dr. Paa Bobo, comes off January 11, at Akyem-Maase in the Eastern Region.
Family sources say the January 11 date was reached an earlier agreed one of January 4 was moved forward as it clashed with the “Adae” festival, of the Akan tradition, of which he belonged.
Real name Kwaku Agyapong Danemah, he was born in 1951, at Akyem, in the Eastern part of Ghana.
His career took off in the late sixties under the tutelage of guitarist Smart Nkansah. He subsequently formed his own band after moving to Nigeria.
Part of the group of Ghanaian musicians who had taken the West African country by storm at the time, he was a known figure in Aba, which was formerly known as Imo State.
In Nigeria, he recorded two separate, highly successful albums with the record label Decca, in a record time of two hours.
A highflying career that saw many highs and very few lows, he had 40 albums to his credit, and multiple platinum singles. He toured the world extensively.
Prior to moving to Nigeria, he worked with the Kusum Agoromma Band of the then Ghana Drama Studio, All Brothers Band, and also with the Okukuseku International Band.
He died at 2:00pm, December 28, last year, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
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