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How Achimota Hospital night shift doctor neglected late Nana Ampadu

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Medical negligence on the part of a sleeping doctor on a night shift at the Achimota Hospital could be the reason why Ghana lost legendary highlife musician, Nana Kwame Ampadu.

Nana Kwame Ampadu
Nana Kwame Ampadu
According to one of Nana Ampadu’s sons, his father had been sick for the past 11 months but in the wee hours of Tuesday (September 28), he received a call that the singer’s condition had worsened.

“My father, for the past 11 months, has been ill. Unfortunately, at dawn, around 3:30, I had a call from my residence that my father’s illness had worsened, so I and my brothers should rush to take him to the hospital,” Ampadu’s son, whose name is unknown, disclosed to Joy News.

 

He said the “Obra” hitmaker was rushed to the Achimota Hospital, but a doctor on a night shift’s sluggish response to the emergency case forced them to rush him to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), where he gave up the ghost.

“We did so at dawn to try as fast as possible, and we went to the Legon UGMC (University of Ghana Medical Centre) through to the Achimota Hospital, which we couldn’t find any assistant there.”


Highlife legend, Nana Ampadu
Highlife legend, Nana Ampadu
“When we went there, the doctor was asleep. We banged the door, he came out and was rather asking us why we were banging the door so much after he said he is coming. We said, ‘Oh, please, we are not here for arguments, we have a problem.’ Then, he said we don’t have to tell him, he already realised that we have a problem.”

He said after realizing that they could not find the help they needed, they took the singer to UGMC, but after efforts by the doctors there, he couldn’t survive.

“We found out that we couldn’t have help there, so we had to extend our journey to the Legon UGMC hospital.

The doctors tried as much as they could to revive him, but unfortunately, we lost our father, Nana Kwame Ampadu. He passed away at 5 am on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.”

Nana Kwame Ampadu is a composer, guitarist and singer who is known for his brilliant storytelling skills through highlife music.

Born at Obo-Kwahu in the Eastern Region, Kwame Ampadu formed the famous African Brothers band in 1963.

Regarded as ‘King of Highlife’, he is known for many hit songs like “Ebi Ti Yie,” “Aku Sika,” “Kofi Nkrabea,” “Obiaa Ba Nnye,” “Woyoo Woyoo,” “Mother,” “Mentumi Ngyae Wo,” “Agartha,” “Aye Se Ye Do Wo,” “Obra,” “Drivers,” “Anibere Nnye,” “Oman Bo Adwo,” and “Kwaata.”

Nana Ampadu also groomed and produced albums in the mid-to-late 1980s for female singers like Mum B, Akosua Agyapong, Abena Nyanteh, Ama Oforiwah, Rita Owusu and Stella Tackie.

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ENTERTAINMENT / Photo of Shatta Bandle and his new bride takes over social media

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Shatta Bandle is officially off the single’s market, GhanaWeb can confirm.

The dimunituve and social media star tied the knot with his baby mama whom he has two kids with, yesterday, September 17, 2022 in a grand ceremony.

The couple who welcomed their second child last week, topped their celebration with the marriage celebration on a park in Tamale, in the Northern Region.

Wearing a white Kaftan with gold designs, Shatta Bandle, who describes himself as billionaire, was seen with all smiles while sitting closely with his wife in a sofa at the ceremony.

Some social media users and Ghanaian celebrities have since taken to social media to celebrate the newest couple Mr and Mrs Bandle.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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Showbiz / Stonebwoy Reacts To Crime At 2022 ‘Ashaiman To The World’ Concert

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The creator of the ‘Ashaiman to the World’ festival, renowned Ghanaian Afropop, dancehall and reggae musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, better known by his stage name Stonebwoy, has addressed media reports of casualties at this year’s edition of the event.

He gave his reactions during an interview on Lagos-based TVC’s programme called eSplash.

To him, media reports on the issue is “normal because surely people must talk about us and we are grateful to be in the news but most often not for the right reasons [but] that’s not our doing.”

“We understand that media has to curate some following and attract some eyes, so sometimes they try to say it in different ways. It’s all out of love,” he opined and proceeded on some apologetic efforts.

“The reality is that, Ashaiman to the World is like Surulere to the World or Ware to the World because I come from the hood.

“I’ve been putting up this festival for them for nine years running, seven years active because of COVID and you can’t argue, it’s the biggest outdoor event by an artiste for his community as a charity stuff.

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“People troop in, you get 40 to 50,000 plus [people attending]. I’m not even kidding.”

According to the ‘Therapy’ hitmaker, among these teeming patrons are the troublemakers.

First, he observed the latest edition of ‘Ashaiman to the World’ “was a peaceful event till the end of it.”

However, “you see this [event] brings a lot of people together [and] realistically, there are people with bad ideas [in attendance].”

He went on to highlight the tendencies of crime are “definitely” present “wherever you go [but] especially in the slums [like Ashaiman] where the system has turned us into different things.”

Stonebwoy is of the view the hardships of communities like Ashaiman lead people into undesirable activities but with a near-noble reason.

“We are looking out to make sure that we can [unlawfully] pick up something and make ends meet easily.”

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This is out of the hands the festivals organising team, he believes, adding efforts made to ensure maximum security for patrons.

“I speak the truth only but you know what, it’s nobody’s fault, it can’t be my fault because we triple security everytime but intention is the most important thing.”

The decorated reggae/dancehall artiste then made an appeal drawing attention to the basic purpose of the festival.

“So I urge a lot people to desist from that minor [incident] because there have been worst things. I’m not trying to trivialise this but the source bottom of making such a programme is to throw good light on my community [Ashaiman] because we understand that years ago, when you say you come from, for instance Ojuelegba, you’re not gonna be employed, you’re not gonna be looked at, but we’ve changed the narrative.”

That notwithstanding these efforts, “the more you change the narrative, the more some people in the media must try to give some other [negative things attention].”

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Stonebwoy who is currently in Nigeria promoting his new song ‘Gidigba’ is confident this year’s music festival did not leave his “fans frowning, they are all very happy and very well.”

“So we’ll look to making sure that we continue to curb these unintended events after shows,” he assured.

 

Source:TodayGhanaMedia.com

 

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ShowbizTop Entertainment: Black Sherif grabs 2022 BET Hip-Hop nomination for Ghana!

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Ghanaian singer/rapper Black Sherif has been nominated for the Best International Flow category at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2022. This year’s event will be aired on September 30, 2022, at Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, hosted by Fat Joe.

Following the release of the 1st and 2nd Sermon and subsequently ‘Kwaku The Traveller’, Black Sherif’s global appeal is on the ascendancy as his style cuts across different demographics and geographic locations. This puts him on a headliner pedestal on varying playlists across the digital stream platforms spectrum.

Black Sherif grabs 2022 BET Hip-Hop nomination for Ghana!
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Other nominees in the category include Benjamin Epps (France), Blxckie (South Africa), Central Cee (Uk), Haviah Mighty (Canada), Knucks (Uk), Le Juiice (France), Nadia Nakai (Zimbabwe) and Tasha & Tracie (Brazil).

Born and raised in Konongo, a small city in the Ashanti region of Ghana, Black Sherif’s cult following is spreading across the globe as local and national scenes make headlines.

Source: 3news.com

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