Daasebre Gyamenah, Ghanaian musician, Died at 37

Daasebre Gyamenah died on July 29, 2016.

His name was rightly spelt in the Akan language of Ghana “Daasebrɜ Gyamena”,

He was a highlife musician from Ghana.

He became very popular for his debut hit ‘Kokooko’ (1999) which featured Lord Kenya.

That song was the first major fusion of hiplife and highlife in Ghana and meant a successful career for both musicians.

Daasebre was attributed to many titles including contemporary highlife music legend and ace highlife singer.

He was born a Muslim in a royal home.

Daasebre initial name at birth was, Abubakar Siddiq.

Gyamenah’s late mother was a Muslim who died when Daasebre was only 5 years old.

Gyamenah was nicknamed “Ahoofe”, a name his fans gave him after the release of his hit song, “Ahoofe”, which literally means beautiful or the handsome one.

Daasebre Gyamenah won two and four awards during the 2000 and 2002 editions of the Ghana Music Awards respectively

He died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Daasebre Gyamenah passed away at 37 years old.