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C.K. Mann Highlife legend to be buried July 14

C.K. Mann's burial service has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 in his hometown, Takoradi.

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Late Ghanaian Highlife legend C.K. Mann's burial service has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 in his hometown, Takoradi.

Born Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann, the "Adwoa Yankey" hitmaker passed away on March 20 at the International Maritime Hospital in Takoradi after battling an undisclosed illness for 3 years.

A wake-keeping will be held today, July 13, at the Jubilee Park in Takoradi.

READ MORE: 5 things you should know about C.K. Mann

It will be followed by a burial service at the Christ The King Catholic Church on Saturday, July 14, where the body will be laid in state for friends and sympathisers to pay their last respect to the departed friend, followed by the interment at the Takoradi cemetery.

Reports say the final funeral rite will take place after the burial at the Takoradi Sports Club followed by a thanksgiving service at the Christ The King Catholic Church at Effiakuma on Sunday, July 15.

Active in music for over four decades, his big break came in 1969 with the release of "Edina Benya".

He was a member of a number of influential bands such as the Kakaiku Band, Ocean Strings and The Carousel 7.

ALSO READ: 10 best C.K. Mann songs of all time

For his immeasurable contribution to music and Ghanaian heritage, he was awarded the Grand Medal of Ghana by ex-President John Agyekum Kufour in 2013. His most recent album, ‘Wope Nyeho’, was released in 2013.

Some of his  popular hit songs are ‘Adwoa Yankey’, ‘Asem Asa’, ‘Mato Aboa’, ‘Medo Wo’, ‘Ahobrase’, ‘Mankyin Nyinsua’, ‘Araba Lucy’, ‘Okuan Tsentsen Awar’, Mber Papa’ and many others.

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