In our part of the world, people only celebrate you when you are dead- Ofori Amponsah bemoans

Ofori Amponsah, a contemporary Highlife legend, once remarked he found it depressing when people received unwarranted compliments and recognition after passing away.

During an interview with Nana Ama Mcbrown on the Onua Showtime show on Sunday, May 2023 and originally monitored by Tru News Report, the multi-award-winning artist emphasized the importance of helping people while they are still alive rather than waiting till they pass away.

He said; Sometimes people want you to die before they celebrate you and say oh as for this guy he was good. I really don’t like funerals that much, so I rarely attend. I believe in celebrating the living.

If someone wants a cup of water, offer it to them, don’t wait for them to leave this earth before you go and buy stuff for their funeral.

You can ask someone for 1 cedi and they’ll not give you but wait and let me die, they’ll find large sums of money to buy a coffin or give donations, I don’t understand this behaviour, we really need to celebrate the living.



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