Ghanaian Highlife icon Awurama Badu dies at 72.
The musician who had almost recovered from a long sickness is said to have passed on at the Effiduase Government Hospital in the Sekyere East District located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana around 9pm on Thursday October 26 2017.
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In July 2017, Awurama Badu made what would now be known as her last public appearance when she attended the 2nd Annual General Meeting of GHAMRO at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technlogy looking hale and hearty.
Awurama Badu was formerly with the Police Band.
Noted for her inspiring and educative songs, Awurama Badu was in 2016 honoured by Values for Life, a non-profit organization founded by actress and former Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Dzifa Abla Gomashie at an event dubbed ‘A Night With Female Legends’ to celebrate and honour some of the biggest names in Ghana’s creative art industry.
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Awurama is known for hit songs such as Komkom, Medofo Adaada Me, Obaatan Refre Ne Mma and Emelia.
In the 90s, Omanhene Pozo who also passed away last year released a rendition of Medofo Adaade Me featuring Awurama.
Click to watch Medofo Adaade Me