Nana Acheampong Biography

Nana Acheampong Biography

  • Stanley Benard
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Nana Acheampong, a prominent Highlife musician from Ghana, is renowned for his rich musical career spanning over thirty years. Born and raised in Abuakwa, Ashanti Region, he attended Kumasi Technical Institute where he led the school band.

Nana Acheampong

Nana Acheampong

In the 1980s, Nana left for Germany where he played with the Talking Drum Band before forming his own group. He then joined forces with Charles Kojo Fosu, also known as Daddy Lumba, to form the Lumba Brothers, and they became a household name in Ghana's music scene.

 

Nana Acheampong owns the Owoahene Studio in Suame Kumasi, where he records his own music as well as produces other artists. Some of his popular tracks include "Abu aka mesim," "Casanova," "Kata w'ani te," "Deobrenodi," "Nipa," "Se eye wode," "Obibini mu obibini," "Ever ready," "Odo yarea," "Meko odo nkyen," "I go die 4 u," "Mansusu saa," "Ako me square," "Brebre Obaahemaa," and "Wo wone hwan."

 

Notably, Nana Acheampong is the father of Jackline Acheampong, popularly known as Gyakie, a rising star in the Afrobeat/afro-fusion genre. Nana Acheampong's contribution to Ghanaian Highlife music has earned him a place in the annals of the country's rich musical heritage

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