The family of the late highlife singer Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann, known as C. K. Mann has made formal public statement about the dates for the legend’s funeral arrangements, zionfelix.net can report.
Adom FM’s entertainment morning show host, Mike 2 speaking on Hitz FM Friday, April 6 from C.K Mann’s Park in the Western Region where the one-week celebration of the deceased was ongoing announced that the family has finally settled on dates for the late’s funeral. According to him, the dates are 13, 14 and 15 July this year.
C.K Mann he said would be buried on Saturday, July 14 and Thanksgiving Service held the day after he has been laid to rest.
C.K Mann passed away on Tuesday, March 20 this year at GHAPOHA hospital in Takoradi. The Highlife legend Zionfelix.ner gathers was battling with some medical conditions over three years.
He was 83-years old.
About CK Mann
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.
His song “Edina Benya” shot him to prominence in 1969.
He later impressed on the band’s owner, Anis Mubarak, to sign Paapa Yankson to the group.
C. K. Mann added Western musical instruments to Osode, the traditional music of Ghanaian fishermen rhythms. His music career spanned over four decades and won multiple awards for his songs.
In 2006, Mann was awarded the Grand Medal of Ghana during the 2006 National Honours and Awards Ceremony by President John Agyekum Kufuor in recognition of his contribution to Ghanaian music.
Some of C.K. Mann’s popular hit songs
Adwoa Yankey, Asem Asa, Mato Aboa, Medo Wo, Ahobrase, Mankyin Nyinsua, Araba Lucy, Okuan Tsentsen Awar, Mber Papa, Do Me Na Me Ndo Wo Bi, Matow Aboa, Obaa Amponsa, Megye Moho Dzi, Amoakua Dua, Adze A Aye Ama Me, Yebeyi Wo Aye,
Meko Beebi, Asodzi Da Midi.