Ghanaian Highlife Legend KK Kabobo to be Buried in Accra on June 15-16

Ghanaian Highlife legend KK Kabobo, known for hits like 'Onyame Ahu Wo', dies of liver disease. His funeral in June 2024 is expected to draw thousands to honor his musical legacy.

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Ghanaian Highlife Legend KK Kabobo to be Buried in Accra on June 15-16

Ghanaian Highlife Legend KK Kabobo to be Buried in Accra on June 15-16

Ghanaian Highlife legend KK Kabobo, who died from liver disease on March 14, 2024, will be buried in Accra on June 15-16, 2024. The funeral dates were announced during his One-Week observance service held on April 20, 2024 at the Police Depot in Accra, which was attended by fellow music icons.

KK Kabobo, whose real name was Kwadwo Kabobo, was a veteran highlife musician known for popular songs like 'Onyame Ahu Wo', 'Nyatse Nyatse Girl', and 'Running Away'. He was a member of the Professional Musicians Association of Ghana (PROMAG) and served as a management team board member.

The One-Week observance service drew mourners from across Ghana's music industry, including fellow Highlife icons Abrantie Amakye Dede, Okyerema Asante, and Obuoba JA Adofo. They gathered to pay their respects and celebrate the life and musical legacy of KK Kabobo.

Why this matters: KK Kabobo's passing marks the loss of a pioneering figure in Ghanaian Highlife music. His upcoming burial in June 2024 is expected to draw thousands of fans, fellow musicians, and dignitaries to honor his immense contributions to Ghana's musical heritage.

KK Kabobo leaves behind a rich legacy of timeless Highlife classics that spanned several decades. "His music touched the hearts and souls of Ghanaians across generations," said Abrantie Amakye Dede, a longtime friend and collaborator of Kabobo. "His passing is a great loss for Ghana, but his spirit will live on through his unforgettable songs."

Key Takeaways

  • Ghanaian Highlife legend KK Kabobo died of liver disease on March 14, 2024.
  • Kabobo's funeral will be held on June 15-16, 2024, in Accra, Ghana.
  • Kabobo was a veteran Highlife musician known for popular songs like 'Onyame Ahu Wo'.
  • Kabobo was a member of the Professional Musicians Association of Ghana (PROMAG).
  • Kabobo's passing marks the loss of a pioneering figure in Ghanaian Highlife music.