Moses Kwaku Oppong, the leader of Kakaiku’s Guitar Band,
was born in 1916 in Acra. He quitt elementary school aged
fourteen just to be able to play his guitar. The Nigerian tenant
that worked at his parent’s house used to shout at him; ‘Kai ku’
meaning; ‘look here’ or ‘hi Kwaku’, this became his nickname.
He worked as blacksmith, winch greaser and driver of engines
at Aboso Gold Mines and played his guitar at parties, wake-
keepings and funerals. He named his band after his childhood
nickname and made over 500 records, an enormous amount.
Listen to this ‘Adadam Paa Nie, vol. 2, with it’s funny cover.
( …if anyone could explain this sleeve illustration..? )
P.S. soundquality is a bit poor, unfortunately…
volume one is here
1 Ose ye marima mra
2 Aboa apatupre
3 Wo kyiri me
4 Abrabo ye bona
5 If you love me
6 You too go grow
7 Wonfa bone ntua ka
9 M’sem yi
10 Ayeko na adofo
12 Eno m’ani awu