Kwadwo Akwaboah Snr, the father of contemporary highlife singer Akwaboah Jnr has been reported dead.
Akwaboah, who was formerly signed onto SarkCess Music owned by Sarkodie, took to his Instagram page to pen, ‘RIP Daddy’ without giving any extensive details about what culminated in his father’s death.
The older Akwaboah is best remembered for his all-time hit song, ‘Awerekyekyere’ released over two decades ago. The remix version was done recently and it featured Akwaboah Jnr.
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The song’s remake, which came with a superbly recorded studio performance, captured many people’s attention and received tons of airplay.
Before his sad demise, the Highlife legend became blind and in a radio interview back in 2020, he revealed how he lost his sight.
He claimed that it all began when he discovered a blood spot in one of his eyes when he woke up one morning. He went to the doctor, but the medication had no effect.
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“I woke up one day after playing with a band and realized that my right eye had a blood spot on it,” he said. “So, I visited my doctor who gave me an eye drop to use. But after using for some time, it didn’t work.”
Kwadwo Akwaboah made this revelation during an interview on TV XYZ. He admitted that after receiving therapy there didn’t produce any better results, he moved to Ghana to attempt traditional medicine because he trusted it more than conventional treatments.
And the situation only became worse after consulting Ghana’s herbalists and spiritual leaders. Kwadwo claimed that he thinks spiritual forces were responsible for his blindness and that he still has hope of being sighted in the future.
He also said his son, Akwaboah, has been giving him massive financial support, however, he feels he is draining him.
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“To be honest, my son has been providing all the financial support since I arrived in Ghana. He is just a little so I can’t always depend on him for my needs. He always checks up on me and sends me money. I’ve never needed money but I feel I can’t put on my burden on him.”