The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has expressed shock at the sudden demise of veteran musician, Peter Kwabena Yamoah, aka P K Yamoah, of “Serwaah Akoto” fame.
The 86-year-old veteran musician, who died last week after a short illness at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, nurtured many musicians in Ghana and gave Nana Kwame Ampadu a break in the early 60s prior to Nana’s formation of the African Brothers band.
P K Yamoah is also credited with grooming the likes of Agyarku and Smart Nkansah, who went on to form the Sunsum Band and Lee Duodu of Bisa Goma and “Akoote Brofo” fame.
In 2008, as part of the ninth edition of the MTN Ghana Music Awards, Yamoah was celebrated with a Certificate of Merit for his immense contribution to the Ghanaian music industry.
Yamoah’s repertoire of hits included songs like “Fa Asem Kye”, “Onantefo,” “Obido Me,” “Sika Mpe Rough” and “Nya Asem Hwe.