High Life Musician, Kofi B Is Dead
Ace High life musician, Kofi Boakye Yiadom, popularly known as Kofi B has passed on.Kofi B, had hits like, Koforidua flowers, Yaw Dompre, Mo bro wa, Bantama Kofi Boakye just to mention a few. Kofi B died Sunday,
after performing at a concert in Cape Coast in the Central region. The ‘Mmobrowa’ singer according to colleague musician Kofi Nti, started complaining of chest pains and unusual heartbeat right after his
performance. A doctor at the hospital said Kofi B was sweating and vomiting when he was brought there. The ‘Bantama Kofi Boakye’ hitmaker was restless with very high body temperature and an unusual blood pressure
150/120, the doctor said. Since he had difficulty breathing, he was put on oxygen and given some injection but he died at 3 am on Sunday. His body has been transported to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for storage and autopsy the doctor said.
Kofi Boakye Yiadom has been described as one of those singers who define what real Ghanaian highlife should be. To show that he knows his beans when it comes to the rudiments of the highlife genre, he lighted the music industry with the release of his well-produced hit song 'Mmobrowa'.
The award winning ‘Koforidua Flowers’ singer had dreams of being a legal practitioner but he chanced on music and got the support of his family.
Kofi B’s style was different and immediately won
hearts of most fans and a lot of industry players were willing to help him make it big as a singer. Kofi B was from a poor family and had to hawk on the streets to make it. His father died when he was only 5. He counted Amakye Dede, Kojo Antwi, Ofori Amponsah and the late Opambuo as his inspirations.The cause of the sudden death of the musician is yet to be known.