Hiplife artiste, Omanhene Pozo has died. The former member of hiplife group; Nananom, passed during the early hours of Wednesday, September 21, at the 37 Military Hospital. The artiste has reportedly been battling a brain condition; which has seen him frequent the hospital since November 2015.
He was admitted to the Neuro Surgical Ward of the 37 Military Hospital in April this year but was discharged after undergoing a successful brain surgery. However, he was recently readmitted to the hospital for post-surgery complications, after which, he died.
It had been reported that the artist needed up to GHC 30,000 for a brain surgery, considering the fragile nature of his ailment. The family had solicited for funds for his medical bills, as well as prayers from the public. It was also reported that the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), visited the ailing artist and made some undisclosed donations to him.
But the hiplife artist has eventually given up the ghost. Barima Sidney, Omahene’s close friend and former member of the defunct Nananom group confirmed the news via his Facebook account.
“R I P EMMA!! MAY THE GOOD LORD GRANTS YOU ETERNAL REST! My brother is gone!!; He wrote.
Omanhene Pozo was part of the first highlife groups – Nananom, in Ghana. The group made up of Barima Sydney, Omahene Pozo and Jyoti Chandler (a female), dominated the music scene in Ghana in the late 90s, and early 2000s. After their smash hit ‘Nana Kasa’, which was a massive hit, Omanhene later left the group to pursue a solo career. The renowned highlife artistes worked with great acts like Alhaji K. Frimpong, Awurama Badu and C. K. Mann.
Burial arrangements for the deceased have not been released, but be sure we will keep you updated. Late Omanhene will be greatly missed by all.
Watch Omanhene Pozo’s ‘Kyenkyen bi adi me awu’