Kojo Antwi: State burials held in honour of deceased celebrities not important


Ghana’s Highlife artiste, Kojo Antwi, has said state burials held in honour of deceased celebrities, is not significant enough.

Since time immemorial, the forecourt of Parliament House has been designated for state burials as a way of paying utmost respect to Ghanaians who, during their lifetime, made a crucial impact in their respective careers.

He said, “Yes state burial is beautiful, after that what happens?” he quizzed.

“If we can name some of them after roundabouts, streets, community centres or we make a symbolic representation, I am sure someone will see and ask, ‘who is this great guy’?”

Kojo Antwi said this at the sidelines of a health screening by Kojo Antwi Foundation in collaboration with Royal Fantasy Club at Obo, Kwahu in the Eastern Region.

In the case of musician Nana Ampadu who passed on in 2021 after entertaining Ghanaians for almost five decades, Kojo Antwi proposed a statue of him holding his guitar.