A year after his manager was murdered, rapper Kwaw Kese says he is still finding it difficult coming to terms that someone who played a pivotal role in his career and life is gone.
The rapper’s manager Fennec Okyere was killed at his Manet Gardens residence on the Spintex Road, Accra on Thursday, March 13, 2014 by some unknown assailants. He died at age 31.
He was laid to rest after a funeral service held at the forecourt of the Trade Fair Centre, La-Accra on Saturday, April 26.
Kwaw Kese, speaking in an interview with Myjoyonline.com after a candle-light vigil was held for his late manager at the Afrikiko Gardens in Accra last Friday, said he misses Fennec a lot.
“I miss the love. I miss Fennec the person he was. The things we used to do together. I miss our laughs, the smiles he put on my face. I miss the moral, the encouragement he used to give to me all the time. I miss him so much,” a mournful Kwaw Kese recounted.
He noted that his late manager was one of a kind and it will be very difficult to replace him.
“As Fennec as he was, cannot be replaced. We are trying to make it happen and I know that, though he is gone, his spirit follows me all the time. I said some time ago that Fennec is irreplaceable and yes he is still irreplaceable.”
Fennec Okyere was the backbone of Kwaw’s musical career and many pundits said his death will create a big void in the rapper’s career.
Asked what made his late manager unique, Kwaw Kese said, “Fennec is a goal-getter. Fennec always wants to have results and he doesn’t care what it will take for him to get results. To me he is the hardest working man that I ever set eyes on.”
Lawrence Nana Asiama Hanson (Bulldog), manager of dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, was picked up by the Police Criminal Investigative Department (CID) over the death of Fennec in May last year. He was later granted bail by the Human Rights Court.
Although not much has been heard from the police concerning the killing after that arrest, Kwaw Kese is urging the police to work expediciously to help bring closure to the unfortunate incident.
“We are lighting these candles today to remind the police that they have a job to do and that job is to find the killers. It’s been a year but that doesn’t mean they should give up. I believe that when they put in the work and commitment, they can give us results…they should help us find the culprits,” he urged.
Some of the personalities who attended the vigil included, Edward Nana Poku Osei (Hammer of the Last), Kwabena Anokye Adisi (Bola Ray) and Kwame Sakyiamah (Lexis Bill).
Coincidentally, last Friday, March 13 which marked a year of Fennec’s passing, Kwaw Kese reappeared in court after he was arrested by the police in Kumasi on Saturday, November 22, 2014, for allegedly smoking cannabis in public .
The case was adjourned to April 9 after the state presented its first witness in court.
Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Ernest Dela Aglanu (Twitter: @delaXdela / Instagram: citizendela)
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