Celebrities who passed within January and October 2022

OSEI TUTU

The Kumawood industry was hit with another sad news when famed actor, Osei Tutu Nyamekese was confirmed dead.

The gangster actor, popularly known as Tutu, was said to have passed on in his sleep.

According to reports, he suffered an ailment following his return from the USA some months back. He died at age 51

He played roles in several movies alongside big names like Agya Koo, Kyeiwaa, Emelia Brobbey, and several others.

His final funeral rites were observed in his hometown at Sakora Wonoo


PRINCE YAWSON

Veteran actor Prince Yawson alias ‘Waakye’ passed on recently on August 2.

He died aged 65 at the 37 Military Hospital after suffering a stroke and a heart-related ailment for years.

Waakye became a household name in the early 2000s when he starred in comic movies including Diabolo, and Babina and the popular sitcom, Chorkor Trotro.

He was a Minister of the Gospel, having attended a Bible school in Accra.


KWAKU DANQUAH

Comedian and actor Kwaku Danquah aka Ice kenkey graced the Ghanaian entertainment scene for several years with his jaw-dropping jokes and comedy.

The actor rose to fame following his appearance at the Concert Party. He starred alongside actors like Bob Okala, and Agya Koo among others.


RITA KISSIWAA BAMFO

Maa Rita, an actress in the popular television series Efiewura, passed on in February, this year 2022.

Prophetess Rita Kissiwaa Bamfo aka Sweety, died when her biological mother’s one-week observation was being held.

She was buried on Saturday, April 2, 2022.


EKOW BLANKSON

Veteran actor Ekow Blankson was reported dead on Monday, October 3.

Although the cause of his demise is unknown yet, the news has left the industry in a mournful state.

Ekow Blankson was the commercial manager of GhanaWeb, before this role he was the Director of Brands and Corporate Communications at Media General.

The actor has starred in several movies including Borga, Frozen Emotions, Savannah, In April, Checkmate, and Illusions amongst others.

Their contributions and support to the industry will forever be cherished and appreciated.

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