“The Fact That I’m Blind Doesn’t Mean I Have No Brain"- Kwadwo Akwaboah Snr.

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Kwadwo Akwaboah

Kwadwo Akwaboah Senior, veteran highlife musician and pianist says he knows and believes the God who heals will heal him of his blindness— “I will not die with this blindness,” he told Mikky Osei Berko on the “After Hours” show.
According to the ‘Awere kyekyere’ hitmaker , he had gone to Holland to purchase musical instruments when he started suffering from his left eye, which cut short his journey and saw him rushing back home.
“My eye problem started when I travelled to Holland to buy equipment for my studio. It started from my left eye when I was still in Holland so I decided to stop everything I was doing there to rush to Ghana.”
He said he had to work with the only surviving eye which is the right until that one too started wearing off which landed him into this state.
“When I came to Ghana, I was working with the only eye left when one day the right eye was also affected and that is how come I’m blind. I don’t accept that I will die with this blindness… I confidently know there will be change because the Lord heals.”
Though blind, Kwadwo says he works in the studio just well with the aid of his assistant. However, what breaks his heart is the fact that most aged colleagues of his have been neglected hence they die in sorrow— one state he is sure he is not going die in.
“The fact that I’m blind doesn’t mean I have no brain. In the studio, I’m being assisted but my concern is how some top officials and institutions neglect us because of our situations. Most of my colleague veterans have died in sorrow but for me, I’ll not die in sorrow.”

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