Highlife Legend C.K Mann Dies at 83


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C.K. Mann, another legendary Ghanaian highlife musician has been confirmed dead at the age of 83.

Christened Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann, the ‘Adwoa Yankey’ crooner died on Tuesday morning at the GHAPOHA Hospital in the Western regional capital Takoradi.

Sources close to the family tells GlammyNews.com, the late musician had been battling medical conditions over three years.

The late highlife musician was noted for songs like ‘Obaa Amponsah,’ ‘Medo Wo,’ ‘Araba Lucy,’ ‘Adze A Aye Ama Me’ and ‘Wode a Ne Me’.

About CK Mann
The late CK Mann was born in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana in 1936. He briefly worked as a seaman prior to joining the Kakaiku Band.

He later on joined the Ocean Strings Band and led it until 1965 before joining a newly formed band in Takoradi called The Carousel 7.

His music career spanned over four decades and won multiple awards for his songs.

He was awarded the Grand Medal of Ghana during the 2006 National Honours and Awards by then president H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor in recognition of his contribution to Ghanaian music.

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