Veteran Ghanaian high life musician, Awuram Badu, who died last year at the age of 76, was Saturday given a state burial in Kumasi.
Scores of showbiz personalities, both musicians and actors, joined the family of late musician as she was laid to rest at her hometown, Banko, after a burial service at the Centre for National Culture in Kumasi. Born Rose Amoanu Gyamfuah, Awurama Badu died on October 26, 2017 at the Effiduase Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region after battling a long ailment.
She left behind four children.
Government’s delegation led by the Chief Executive of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Osei Asibbey Antwi, represented President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
With was Kofi Dwumah, former Member of Parliament of Asokwa.
President of the Music Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kuffour, who led a delegation to the funeral, told Kumasi-based Akoma FM the death of the musician was a great loss to the music industry. Musicians in attendance included some of her contemporaries – Nana Tuffour, Nana Kwame Ampadu and Abrantee Amakye Dede.Others were Augustina Addison and Florence Obinim, as well as members from the Film Producers Association of Ghana (FIPAG) and the Actors Guild.
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