Highlife musician Kofi Boakye Yiadom known in showbiz circles as Kofi B has died Sunday, after performing at a concert in Cape Coast in the Central region.
The ‘Mmobrowa’ singer according to colleague musician Kofi Nti, started complaining of chest pains and unusual heartbeat right after his performance.
A doctor at the hospital said Kofi B was sweating and vomiting when he was brought there.
The ‘Bantama Kofi Boakye’ hitmaker was restless with very high body temperature and an unusual blood pressure 150/120, the doctor said.
Since he had difficulty breathing, he was put on oxygen and given some injection but he died at 3 am on Sunday.
His body has been transported to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for storage and autopsy the doctor said.
Kofi B the artist
To show that he knows his beans when it comes to the rudiments of the highlife genre, he lighted the music industry with the release of his well-produced hit song ‘Mmobrowa’.
The award-winning ‘Koforidua Flowers’ singer had dreams of being a legal practitioner but he chanced on music and got the support of his family.
Kofi B’s style was different and immediately won the hearts of most fans and a lot of industry players were willing to help him make it big as a singer.
Industry heavyweights Amakye Dede, Kojo Antwi as well as the late Opampuo inspired him greatly.
Although a newcomer with a lot of promise, it was his recordings with Ofori Amponsah, who was already a household name which helped him shoot through the roof.
Mr All4Real and Kofi B released an album together and the ‘Otoolege’ singer also helped produce other tracks for Kofi B.
Kofi B went on to get nominated for his works as well as win some awards including at the Ghana Music Awards.