Popular Ghanaian highlife musician CK Mann has passed on, according to reports from his family.

Charles Kofi Amakwaa Mann as he was christened passed on at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Hospital in Takoradi.

The great musician has been battling with sicknesses for a while now.

He was one of the musicians that shaped the Ghanaian highlife scene in the early 80s. And he is noted for popular tunes like ‘Adwoa Yankey,’ ‘Mber Papa,’ ‘Medo Wo,’ ‘Araba Lucy,’ ‘Wode a Ne Me,’ among others.

Born in 1936 in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana, CK Mann worked briefly as a seaman before joining Moses Kweku Oppong’s Kakaiku band.


After familiarizing himself with the Ghanaian music scene, he joined Ocean Strings and led the band until 1965. When the band was disbanded, he joined a newly formed band in Takoradi, The Carousel 7.

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He was 83

Listen to his popular ‘Adwoa Yankey’ tune below

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