Broadcaster and host of Asempa FM’s late afternoon political show, Eko Sii Sen, Kwadwo Asare-Baffour Acheampong popularly known as KABA has died at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.
He passed away during the early hours of Saturday, November 18, 2017.
The cause of his sudden death is unclear, but there are reports he may have suffered some form of attack from a health condition.
A statement from his employers , Multimedia Group, said their Chief Executive Officer, Kwasi Twum, led management and staff of the Group to his residence shortly after the news of his death.
“Mr. Kwasi Twum expressed his condolence to the wife and family,” the statement said, adding that “funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.”
KABA has been with Asempa FM since 2008. Prior to joining the Multimedia Group, KABA had worked with Top Radio from 2004 – 2008.
The broadcaster was a trained teacher at the University of Cape Coast after which he moved to the Ghana Institute of Journalism for Communications Studies.
He later enrolled at the University of Ghana to study Political Science. KABA had also hosted Adom TV’s morning Show on Multi TV.
The ace broadcaster, was among a group of selected senior journalists, who joined the President at the Flagstaff House this year, to ask him questions about critical national issues.
He married Valentina Ofori Afriyie [in June 2016], a staff of Accra based Class FM, who had moved from Radio Gold.
They welcomed their first baby girl some few months ago.
Below is the full statement from the Multimedia Group:
A talented broadcaster with The Multimedia Group Limited, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong has died.
KABA as he was popularly known, died in the early hours of Saturday, November 2017.
KABA until his sudden death, was the host of popular late afternoon political talk show, Ekosii Sen on Asempa 94.7 FM.
He was married to Valentina Ofori Afriyie who is also a broadcaster with Accra-based Class FM, having worked many years with Radio Gold and Spirit Fm in Kumasi.
He left behind a daughter.
Chief Executive Officer of The Multimedia Group, Kwasi Twum led management and staff of the Multimedia Group to his residence shortly news of his death.
Mr. Kwasi Twum expressed his condolence to the wife and family.
Funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana