News coming in confirms that Highlife musician Daasebre “Ahoufe” Gyamenah has passed on.
He died today, July 29, 2016 at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra after short illness.
Until his death, he was scheduled at this year’s GhanaFest in Chicago, United States of America on Saturday July 3, 2016.
Biography of Daasebre Gyamenah
MANY are those who know ace highlife singer, Daasebre Gyamenah as “Ahoofe”, a name his fans gave him after the release of his hit song, “Ahoofe”, which literally means beautiful or the handsome one.
One other name that the singer has in his “portmanteau” that many of his fans may not know is Abubakar Siddiq.
Daasebre is a Muslim, and Abubakar Siddiq is his Islamic name.
“Daasebre was born into Islam. His late mother was a Muslim, who died when Daasebre was only five years old.
Daasebre was christened as Kojo Gyamenah and as a royal, he later added “Daasebre” to distinguish himself from others with the same name.
Later on in his life, he adopted the Islamic name in line with his faith.
“As a man of the people, Daasebre does not see why Christians and Muslims should be at each other’s throat over doctrinal differences.
And that is why he has separated his work from his religion to enable him to preach peace and morality to people from different religious backgrounds.
Daasebre was preparing to release a gospel album to underscore his love for God and also thank the Almighty for seeing him through the difficult times he faced in the London jail.