Ghanaian rapper OJ Blaq dies

Ghanaian musician and actor, Andy Nii Akrashie, popularly known as OJ Blaq has passed on at the age of 40. He passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2023. People in the entertainment industry and the Empowerment Worship Center, where he worked as a junior pastor, confirmed the sad news, but the rapper had been battling kidney disease for several years.

OJ Blaq, whose real name was Andy Nii Akrashie, was born in Accra, Ghana.

He began his music career in the early 2000s and released his debut album, “The Blaq Mixtape” in 2006. He went on to release several more albums and singles, including his hit song “Chalewote”.

OJ Blaq was known for his unique rapping style and his social commentary in his music. He was also a popular actor, appearing in several Ghanaian films and television series.

In 2021, OJ Blaq was diagnosed with kidney disease. He underwent dialysis treatment and was awaiting a kidney transplant. However, he passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

OJ Blaq’s death is a sad loss for the Ghanaian music and entertainment industry.

He was also a well-liked actor and appeared in many Ghanaian movies, including the famous ‘Suncity’ TV series.



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