According to reports, Daasebre had not been well for some time now and had been in and out of the hospital..
It has been confirmed that contemporary Highlife music legend, Daasebre Gyamenah has died. A family member disclosed that the ‘Kokooko’ hit-maker passed on at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital early Friday morning. According to reports, the award winning artist had not been well for some time now and had been in and out of the hospital.
The mortal remains of the legend has reportedly been conveyed from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and is to be taken to Koforidua for immediate burial in line with the Islamic tradition.
Referred to as ‘Ahuofe’ by his fans, the singer performed recently at the 3rd edition of the Back in the Day Concert after a long break in the music scene. May his soul rest in peace.
Daasebre Kojo Gyamenah was born into Islam. His late mother who was a Muslim, died when he was only five years old. The ‘A Friend in Need’ hit-maker added “Daasebre” to his name to distinguish himself from others with the same name.
Daasebre became very popular for his debut hit ‘Kokooko’ in 1999 which featured Lord Kenya. ‘Kokooko’ was one of the major fusion of hiplife and highlife in Ghana and meant a successful career for both musicians.
In 2006, he was arrested in the United Kingdom for possession of 100kg of cocaine. Daasebre who pleaded not guilty to the charges was later released in May 2007.
Later on, he released another album called ‘A Friend In Need’. The song became a hit on Ghanaian radio charts with the popular songs ‘Seetei’, ‘Wafom’, ‘Ahuofe’. Late Daasebre will be greatly missed by his numerous fans.