The family of the late Nana Ampadu has revealed that the Ghanaian music legend had no dying wish other than to be given medical care with the money he had saved.
Anthony Kwabena Amoah Gyimah Ampadu, Nana Ampadu’s sixth son, revealed this in an interview with Hammer Nti on Kumasi-based Pure FM’s ‘Hammer Time’ entertainment program.
He revealed that the family finds it tragic that the music legend did not leave a dying statement because he was unable to speak after becoming ill.
“Hammer, we are disappointed that Nana was unable to make a specific wish or leave us with a message before leaving us. Throughout his illness, he couldn’t say a single word, despite the fact that he could hear us when we spoke. For example, if you asked him to move a limb, he could, but he couldn’t speak to us. We couldn’t tell what he wanted and what he didn’t want. It’s a pity for us.
“I remember his last words were, ‘Go and take my money in the bag and send me to hospital,’ and this was before we sought medical attention for him. Those were his final words to us. As a family, we find it very sad that he couldn’t tell us what he wanted us to do for him.”
Nana Kwame Ampadu left a legacy of over 800 songs, including Aku Sika, Kofi Nkrabea, Obiaa Ba Nnye, Woyoo Woo, Mother, Mentumi Ngyae Wo, Agartha, Aye Se Ye Do Wo, Obra, Drivers, Anibere Nnye, Oman Bo Adwo, Kwaata, and many more.
Many referred to him as the “King” of Highlife music, earning him the moniker “Nana” Kwame Ampadu.
He died in the early hours of Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at an East Legon hospital. Nana Ampadu is survived by eight children.