Looks like the current crop of musicians have forgotten that old age is meant for every living being on earth but not to some specific persons.
Gyedu Blay Ambolley has hinted on the issue of Ghanaian young artistes who do not attend funerals of their ‘fathers’ but would jump in their numbers to attend funerals of younger artistes.
Kofi Ackah, son of the late Ghanaian high-life singer, Jewel Ackah has said his father was one kind of a man who did everything with music.
Kofi Ackah in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM said his father was among those musicians who could buy the stage each time they step over with their extraordinary performing abilities.
A memorial concert will be organized in memory of the late legendary Ghanaian Highlife musician, Jewel Ackah on July 21, 2018, at the +233 Bar & Grill in Accra.
The organisers of the memorial concert, Moses Nii Noye, Ackah Blay alongside +233 disclosed that the purpose of the show is to raise some funds to support the funeral arrangments of the late Jewel Ackah.
Veteran highlife musician, first to rap in Ghana, songwriter and a producer, Gyedu-Blay Ambulley has released fire on modern days artiste.
Speaking on GN TV news with Pamela Boateng, he expressed dissatisfaction about how the young artists neglects the older musicians especially when they die.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has received immense praise from the family of highlife great Jewel Ackah for being one of the few who contributed towards his welfare when he was still alive.
Sister of the late singer, Auntie Mama, has candidly revealed that the former President used to pay a stipend of Ghc 2,000 monthly to Ackah which helped immensely at a time his sicknesses continued to disturb him and his cost of care kept going up.
Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah is back in the news after some old ‘prophecies’ of his resurfaced in relation to the passing of two Ghanaian showbiz personalities.
Owusu Bempah in his new year’s sermon in 2016, whilst giving out his usual vague prophecies of the year, went specific for a while, saying both Super OD and Jewel Ackah are destined to die that year.
Honourable Kennedy Agyepong, the member of Parliament for Assin Central constituency, has debunked media reports that he promised five Ghanaian veteran musicians Ghc 5,000 each every month for the rest of their lives.
According to the NPP firebrand, he promised Ghc 5,000 to be given to the musicians to share but the media somehow twisted it to mean he said he was giving out that amount to each of them.
Business tycoon, vocal politician and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has made a promise to put five celebrated Ghanaian highlife musicians on his payroll with each benefiting Ghc5,000 monthly.
Renowned highlife musicians to benefit from this act of kindness and benevolence are AB Crentsil, Nana Kwame Ampadu, Jewel Ackah, Obuoba JA Adofo and CK Mann.
Reverend Owusu Bempah’s appearance on the Evening News on Adom Fm on Saturday yielded several ‘prophesies’ for 2016, which are rightfully causing quite the stir.
He said that the NDC government would cancel this year’s elections and hold onto power unconstitutionally, and also talked about plots against the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akuffo-Addo.
Veteran Highlife musician, Jewel Ackah, has been in the media lately for saying the radio stations are killing his new gospel album titled ‘Jesus.’
Unfurling his ordeal and grievance on Channel R on Friday 21st Feb, 2014, Jewel Ackah said he has taken his promo CDs to Peace fm, Rainbow Radio, Sena Radio and others but they don’t play his songs. “I went to Peace fm and met Father Dickson. He introduced one lady to me and asked me to give my CDs to the lady and I did.
Till date, I’ve not heard my song played on their medium. You know Despite has 3 mediums – Peace fm, OK fm and Neat fm; none of them plays my songs. Abeiku Santa, my son (not biological though), I’ve complained to him. He called me and promised of calling to interview me. Here I am, he’s not called me again.
Asked if he paid PAYOLA – monies (arguably illegal) some DJs and presenters take before they play songs from musicians when he gave his promo CDs out, Jewel Ackah retorted “I won’t pay any payola to any DJ! One DJ I gave my CD to at Oman fm called me and told me some of his colleagues want payola else they won’t play my songs.
I told him I won’t pay ‘foko!” Why should I pay payola before my songs are played?” Jewel Ackah also revealed that he’s produced about 2000 copies of his promo CDs. He sent 500 to Despite Stores in Kantamanto and 300 to Airport Shell. The rest are decaying in his room.