Story: Nana Akua Ampong
The music maestro Kojo Antwi has lost his father, Opanin Kwadwo Asiamah Asubonten.
Confirming the news to the media , Kojo Antwi revealed that his father passed away on Monday, January 2.
Opanin Kwadwo Asiamah Asubonten died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He died at the age of 104.
In a tribute dedicated to his father, Kojo Antwi wrote “My heart is saddened by your departure, my dear father. You lived a full life and lived it well. Your widow mourns you. All 17 of your children mourn you.”
“We are all little branches of the mighty tree that you were in this life. You did the best you could for your family. I may not have understood you as a child but I have appreciated and celebrated you since becoming an adult,” he noted.
The Maestro as he is known added that it took him days after his father’s passing to come to terms with the fact that they may not speak, hug or smile at each other anymore.
“I feel blessed to have mentioned your good name NANA ASIAMAH years ago in my song ‘BRE BRE ANOWAA’. It is an appreciation for the striving of you and every good father for their children. It is recognition of your fatherly love, protection and provision for me and my siblings. It represents giving you your flowers while you were alive to see and smell them.”
Kojo Antwi said he will continue to sing his father’s praises on every stage he is given the opportunity to sing on. “I shall continue to honour you.”