Veteran Ghanaian highlife musician, Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann popularly known as C.K Mann has passed away.
Report indicates that he passed on at the at GPHA hospital in Takoradi on Tuesday morning.
He died at the age of 83.
He is known for song likes Adjoa Yankee and Ko Ma Monko.
C. K. Mann was born in 1936 in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. He 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.
He came to prominence in 1969 when he released his single “Edina Benya”.
It was he who impressed on the band’s owner, Anis Mubarak, to sign Paapa Yankson to the group.
Mann added Western musical instruments to Osode, the traditional music of Ghanaian fishermen rhythms.
May His Soul Rest In Perfect Peace!!!