Politicians, musicians, businessmen/women and other personalities among the top 15 famous people in Ghana who passed away in 2020.
2020 has been a very tough year globally as many lives have been claimed by the novel Covid-19 pandemic and other deadliest diseases in the world.
Aside lives been lost, the economy of some countries also dwindled with some governmental staff and private sector worker facing firing from their jobs.
2020 is indeed a tough year that the next generation will hear about all what happened just like some generations who never witnessed about some good leaders but have been taught in-depth about them in schools and some other gatherings where necessary.
The list of the Top 15 Ghanaian personalities who have passed away has been gathered as the year 2020 ends in a few days.
Below are the List of the 15 Personalities who died in 2020 categorized in what they were best known for;
Entertainers, Media And Creative Art Personalities
- PEOPHET SETH FRIMPONG;
Ghanaians, in April 24, 2020 woke up to the news of the sudden demise of one of the nations great gospel musicians, Prophet Seth Frimpong.
Following his death, news came out that he the man of God died from Diabetes and also suffered from stroke.
A family member explained that he fell sick just last week and has been admitted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Seth Frimpong besides serving Ghanaians with great gospel songs is how he nurtured people to praise God through music.
Brother Sammy, Ernest Opoku, and many others were his students and he taught them to perfection.
2. NANA TUFFOUR;
Veteran Highlife musician Nana Tuffour died in the early hours of 15th June 2020 after battling a short illness.
3. RAY STYLES;
The CEO of Penciled celebrities Ray Styles real name Emmanuel Apraku died on October 1, 2020.
The popular Ghanaian artist was suffering from a liver problem and the last time news about him went viral was when come people came together to solicit for funds to pay for his treatment.
The once good looking and gallant Ray Styles due to this ailment reduced to become very thin and after months of battling this liver disease, he finally kicked the bucket.
His funeral was held at the Trade Fair Center on Saturday 7th November 2020.
4. KOFI B
The legendary Highlife artist, Kofi B died on February 2, 2020. According to reports, the musician was sick for some time which later kept him indoors.
He died on Sunday dawn after a show, where he collapsed after complaining of heart pains in Cape Coast, Kofi Nti reports. Kofi B was buried on November 7, 2020.
Kofi B is the hitmaker of songs such as Bantama Kofi Boakye, Koforidua Flowers, Mmobrowa and many more.
5. BISHOP BERNARD NAYRKO;
Kumawood’s finest actor Bishop Bernard Nyarko left Ghanaians in shock when news broke that has passed on.
Bishop Bernard Nyarko was reported dead on May 2, 2020, at the Ridge Hospital suffering from colon cancer.
Bishop Bernard Nyarko was buried on June 26, 2020, in a private burial at Obosomase in the Eastern region.
6. OSOFO DADZIE;
Veteran Ghanaian actor, Frimpong Manso popularly known as Osofo Dadzie was reported dead on August 10, 2020. Osofo Dadzie died at the age of 89.
7. BEATRICE CHINERY;
Beatrice Chinery known as Miliky MiCool was a Ghanaian actress. She rose to fame in the early 2000s for her role in the television series Kejetia, and later featured in Yolo.
Veteran Ghanaian actress, Madam Beatrice Chinery has passed on, at age 54 on June 10th 2020.
8. KWADWO ANNOR WIAFE;
June 4, 2020 in the history of Despite Media will be regarded as the saddest day as one of it’s leading figures, Kwadwo Annor Wiafe passed away.
Kwadwo Wiafe, Head of Marketing at UTV and host of drive time show Ye Ko Fie on Neat FM drew his last breath at the Nyaho Medical Center in Accra after a short illness.
He was buried exactly a month after his death on July 4, 2020. The news of Wiafe’s death left many industry people in tears.
Despite Media Company has indeed lost a vibrant personality with the favourite_mcs_mc passing on.
9. NANA AGYEI SIKAPA;
Nana Agyei Sikapa, the veteran journalist with Multimedia Group died at the Ridge Hospital on Friday 19th June 2020 after a short illness.
The seasoned newscaster joined the Despite Media from the Garden city radio in Kumasi in 2003
Aside from his news-casting role, Nana Agyei hosted varieties of radio programs like wubu b3 a me nso me teb3, wugyidie ne s3n on Peace 104.3 Fm every Sundays, exactly 8 pm.
10. APRAKU MY DAUGHTER;
Evangelist Emmanuel Kwaku Apraku aka ‘Apraku My Daughter’ of King Jesus Ministry International was reported dead May 20, 2020.
He died shortly after a video of him turn into a serious drunkard went viral on all media platforms.
11. LAWYER OWUSU AFRIYIE- SIR JOHN;
The former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, is among the list of dead personalities in 2020.
He died in Accra after a short illness. In a report at hand, the former NPP General Secretary died after testing positive for Covid-19.
He succumbed to complications of the viral disease while undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
12. JERRY JOHN RAWLINGS;
Jerry John Rawlings, a Ghanaian military officer and politician who led the country from 1981 to 2001 died on 12th November 2020.
According to GhOne TV, the ex-president died of the deadly coronavirus. Jerry John Rawlings is said to have passed on at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
13. EKOW QUANSAH HAYFORD;
Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency, Hon Ekow Quansah Hayford died after he was shot by armed robbers on October 9, 2020.
The MP is said to have been shot on the Abeadze Dominase–Abeadze Duadzi–Mankessim road by some unknown assailants on his return from a campaign trip with just two months to the parliamentary elections.
14. CHARLES AMPOFO
Chairman of Kampac Oil PLC, Charles Ampofo has reportedly passed away in Manila in the Philippines September 25, 2020 .
A close source to the family disclosed that the 60-year-old businessman died after a battle with illness for four years.
He served as Chairman of Kampac Group whose flagship company is Kampac Oil PLC based in Dubai, UAE.
He was also in charge of Goodman AMC, a management consulting firm in Ghana.
Ampofo was adjudged to be one of Ghana’s wealthiest men with an estimated net worth of about US$1.46 billion in mid-2015.
15. ATO MOULD
Ghanaian businessman Ato Mould, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Makam Plant Hire was reported dead on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
Till we meet again, may their souls rest in peace. Ghana will remember you forever.