Veteran Ghanaian hi-life musician, CK Mann is said to be in critical condition from a yet-to-be-disclosed sickness.
The health of the icon who has a 40 year experience in music, is said to be deteriorating rather fast.
Reports suggest CK Mann, known in real life as Charles Kofi Mann, has been on admission at the Ghana Ports & Harbour Authority (Ghapoha) Hospital in Takoradi since Friday, March 7, 2014.
Ahuma Bosco Ocansey, an administrator at the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), confirmed CK Mann’s condition in a interview with Hitz Entertainment News.
“The National Welfare Officer [of MUSIGA] is actually heading towards Takoradi to go and visit him and do a firsthand assessment of his situation and then report back to the National Executive Committee for the necessary action to be taken,” Bosco said.
He assured that MUSIGA was going to do all it can to help the legendary musician.
In November last year, some executives of the MUSIGA paid a courtesy call on CK Mann at his residence in Takoradi to donate an undisclosed amount of money for his healthcare.
The delegation was headed by the 2nd Vice president of MUSIGA, Bessa Simons, the Welfare Chairman, Mr Owusu, Paulina Oduro, an Executive Member and the Western Regional Chairman, Rev Mrs. Letitia Anim Wiredu.
CK Mann started music as a guitarist with Moses Kweku Oppong’s band Kakaiku in the 1960s.
In the 1970s, he left Oppong’s band and began his own band, Carousel Seven, in which he began composing his own songs and holding a basic osode beat with a solo guitar.
The outcome of this combination was a mildly melancholy sound which was quite popular on the Ghanaian and West African market. He is known for several hit songs including ‘Adwoa Yanki’.