Highlife musician, Kofi B, has passed away according several reports in Ghana.
The artist died during the early hours of Sunday, February 2, 2020.
Born Kofi Boakye Yiadom, preliminary reports indicates that Kofi B who had not been well for some time now met his untimely death while preparing for performance at a Chief’s birthday party in Cape Coast.
Kofi B was known for hit songs such as Mmbrowa, Bantama Kofi Boakye, Koforidua Flowers and counted Amakye Dede, Kojo Antwi, Ofori Amponsah and the late Opampuo as his inspirations.
What killed Highlife musician Kofi B
According to a new report Kofi B died as a result of a heart attack.
He is said to have complained of chest pains and usual heartbeat a before the performance at Cape Coast on Sunday.
The report from Kofi Nti, a close friend of the deceased also added that he was admitted at the Cape Coast hospital where he was kept on oxygen and given some injection because he had a problem with breathing.
But unfortunately he wasn’t responding to all the efforts from the doctors which led to his death.
Efia Odo, KOD, Lexis Bill other Ghanaian celebs react to Kofi B’s death
Ghanaian celebrities and music lovers took to micro-blogging site Twitter to mourn the death of highlife singer Kofi B.
Kofi Nti, colleague to the late musician narrated that the multi-awarded musician who passed Sunday complained of chest pains and unusual heartbeat before his death.
Kofi B died in Kofi Nti’s arms at 3:14 a.m. on Sunday ahead of their scheduled performance in Cape Coast.
He was restless with very high body temperature and an unusual blood pressure 150/120.
His body has been transported to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi for storage and autopsy.
Below are some of the reactions from Ghanaian celebs mourning his death:
Very sad to hear of the passing of one of the most talented musicians I managed from day one. Kofi B was an exceptionally talented musician and it was a delight spending time with him in the studio with Ofori Amponsah at the turn of the last millennium.
Sleep well B! pic.twitter.com/WtQf2jPV6y
— simply_KOD (@simply_kod) February 2, 2020
People will begin to see you when you’re dead.
-RIP Kofi B
— EFIAODO (@efiaodo1) February 2, 2020
Koforidua Flower! Rest In Peace bra Kofi. This year keeps rolling with very sad news. Ghana has lost one of the finest voices, lyricists and story tellers. He’s left us with timeless songs and Kofi B will live forever! pic.twitter.com/Nc5VWmmNnP
— Lexis Bill (@lexisbill) February 2, 2020
RIP to one of the most prominent highlife musicians, Kofi B. I still have his cassettes. He left his mark in GH music. My condolences to his family and loved ones. https://t.co/uhrErnA27A
— Ama K Abebrese (@Ama_K_Abebrese) February 2, 2020
One of the best. Songs were full of real life situations and wisdom. RIP Kofi B pic.twitter.com/xLPd24QUbn
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) February 2, 2020
I'm sad today. I hear u have left us. Rest well Kofi B pic.twitter.com/PRNSxkQ1rs
— kwame b #digitalrasta (@kwamebee) February 2, 2020
this 2020 came for for the KBs..Kobe last week, Kofi B now
The Kwaku Banahenes and Kwame Boatengs should start one week fasting and prayers…
— ▣U•S•H▣ (@usher_vin) February 2, 2020
Story updated 3.Feb.2020