General News of Saturday, 18 November 2017
A manager at Asempa Fm, Samuel Kwadede Yirenkyi has expressed his grief and how the late Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA) has left a huge vacuum for anybody to fill.
He said, “My heart is broken and it’s unfortunate to receive a bad news on Saturday morning that a friend, a brother and a colleague has left us. ‘KABA’ has created a huge vacuum for us to fill and it will be very difficult for us to find anybody suitable for his shoes”.
“He was around on Friday after he came from hospital because he wasn’t feeling too well. He was taken home by a designated driver and only for us to wake up this morning to hear the unfortunate heart aching news”, he further explained.
“KABA and I have been in the multimedia family for over a decade now, we were all in Kumasi to support his marriage ceremony”, Samuel Yirenkyi said.
Renowned radio broadcaster and host for Joy Fm’s super morning show Kojo Yankson, also expressed how skillful and a wonderful interviewer ‘KABA’ was.
“He was an engaging style as a host and wasn’t only good at his job. He was a benevolent friend. The loss is now felt across the world by all his audience and all those who knew him personally. There is no way we can have another ‘KABA’ and no matter what, his show will never be the same, but whatever happens, his memory will remain and the impact he has had on his show will never be lost.”
He lastly added, “every day you tune in at the time the show is been aired, there will be something to remind you of the excellence he brought to ‘Ekosi Sen’ show on Asempa Fm.
Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong ‘KABA’ passed away after he was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after his sugar level shot up but unfortunately could not make it upon reaching the hospital.
‘KABA’, before his unfortunate news was the host of Asempa FM’s ‘Ekosi Sen’. He was noted for his many anti-corruption campaigns.
He tied the knot somewhere last year with Radio Gold presenter, Valentina Ofori Afriyie. The wedding was held in Santasi, a suburb of Kumasi and it was attended by high-ranking personalities in the radio fraternity including Kwame Sefa-Kayi.