Renowned highlife musician, Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann popularly known as C.K Mann has died.
The sad incident occurred this morning at GPHA Hospital in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana.
He was 83.
His son, Anthony Mann, confirmed the news to Hitz News @ 1 on Hitz FM.
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.