Entertainment of Wednesday, 23 December 2015
In as much as we don’t want to keep a death registry, death is said to be inevitable so in 2015, Ghana lost some of it’s personalities in the entertainment industry.
Some of these people might not have a direct link with showbiz but their contributions to the struggling industry can’t be overlooked.
Check out the list from below.
Nana Yaa Of GTV’s Obra Series
On January 10, 2015, we reported the death of Ghanaian actress Nana Yaa Of GTV’s ‘Obra’.
Popular actress known widely for her roles in Obra famous TV series actress Lily Ameyaw, popularly known as Nana Yaa passed on.
She was 55 and joined the Obra Drama group in 1989. She was a versatile player, and a friendly player, says the leader of the drama group Amankwa Ampofo.
The late Nana Yaa was also for sometime, a panelist on Peace FM’s Wo Ba Ada Anaa’ programme.
Gospel musician Comfort Annor
Ghana was shocked to hear the news of the passing of Gospel musician Comfort Annor.
Prior to her death, the family had announced of the difficulty in paying up her bills and had solicited for support from the general public. I remember listening to an interview on Peace FM where she even found it difficult to speak.
She died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where she was receiving medical treatment.
Ghanaian rapper Ghetto KB
Although death knows no age, I believe none would have thought the young talented Ghanaian musician popularly known as Ghetto KB would have died at such a young age.
The unsung artist who was signed to Jam Master Jay’s (JMJ) XTRA LARGE MUSIC passed late Sunday, March 22, 2015, enroute to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra where he was expected to receive medical attention. The cause of his death is readily unknown.
Ghetto KB recorded and featured on several hit songs including African Name by Sway, Radio, One Night Stand, No Other Love, Bills On Me, Number One and many others.
He had a brief spell with Snipers Music group based in the UK and got back to Xtra Large Music where his career begun to take shape commercially.
General Manager of Despite Group of Companies
He might be one of the voices you hear or the faces you see on your television set but his contribution to the arts industry cannot be sidelined.
The former General manager of the Despite Group of Companies (Mr. Kwasi Brenya) which includes Peace FM, Okay FM, Neat FM and UTV passed weeks after being admitted at the 37 Military Hospital where he was responding to treatment.
Sam Sarpong, Co-Host of MTV’s ‘Yo Momma,’
Sam Sarpong might not be well known down in Ghana but well known around the world by many, especially in the entertainment industry. The actor and model Sam Sarpong, known for co-hosting MTV’s “Yo Momma” with Wilmer Valderrama, died Monday, his rep confirmed. He was 40.
Sarpong died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, Calif., according to E! News. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has ruled his death as suicide, with an autopsy pending.
President of Ghana Actors Guild, Rev. Eddie Coffie
Reverend Eddie Coffie, former President of the Ghana Actors Guild (GAG) passed on October 30, 2015
He passed at the Ridge Hospital in Accra after battling with sickness for a while.
In 2014, Reverend Eddie Coffie was elected as President of the association. He took over from Nii Odoi Mensah who had been the guild’s president for several years. Rev. Coffie used to be the vice president of the Guild during the tenure of Odoi Mensah.
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