Hi-life musician Kwabena Kwabena has been honoured by the Music Department of the University of Ghana at a ceremony at the School of Performing Arts on Good Friday, March 29.
The artiste, born George Kwabena Adu, was honoured by the prestigious institution for his immense contributions to the development of hi-life music in Ghana and beyond.
A citation and a plaque – a miniature of local instrument Seprewa – was presented to him by Dr Awo Asiedu, Director of the School of Performing Arts of the University of Ghana, Legon.
Dr Awo Asiedu acknowledged Kwabena Kwabena’s outstanding talent and the successes he has chalked as the only young musician who is actively doing hi-life music today.
Kwabena Kwabena, who was joined on stage by his wife Abena Owusuaa, thanked the institution for the honour bestowed on him and said it will urge him on to do more to promote hi-life and contemporary music as a whole in the country.
Kwabena Kwabena performing at the event.
In an interaction with the over 500 students who were in attendance, the Aso singer used the occasion to challenge and inspire the students to aim high and never give up in whatever they set their sights on.
Some students performed some of Kwabena Kwabena hit songs but the icing on the cake was when the man of the night took the stage to dish out some of his tunes.
He thrilled the students and patrons of the event with several well known tunes including Egya Me Ho, Adult Music, Mene Woa, and Aso.
The School of Music of the University of Education, Winneba in the Central Region will also bestow a similar honour on Kwabena Kwabena at ceremony on April 10.