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Alex Konadu was a Ghanaian guitarist that was known for his contribution to the Highlife tradition. Konadu sang in the Asante language Twi. He was nicknamed "One Man Thousand" for his ability to draw crowds wherever he appeared, and it is rumored that he performed in every single town and village in Ghana. Konadu's song Asaase Asa, from the 1976 album by the same name, details a tragedy that befalls a man, killing his wife and sister. The song is dedicated to all those that have lost loved ones, and consequently, it is a "must-play at any Ghanaian funerary".

Biography

Alex Konadu was born in 1950 in Adwumakase Kese in the Kwabere No.3 District of Ashanti. He was part of the Kantamanto Bosco Group, the Kwabena Akwaboah and then the Happy Brothers Band before he became a solo artist. After watching him rehearse, record producer A.K. Brobbey signed him and organized a band that focused on uptempo Highlife guitar music.

Konadu died in Kumasi on January 18, 2011 at the age of 63.

Discography

1977

Aboyki

Released: 1977,

Label: BHM (Brobisco House of Music),

1977

Awoo Ne Awo

Released: 1977,

Label: BHM (Brobisco House of Music),

1988

One Man Thousand Live in London

Released: 1988,

Label: World Circuit,

Unknown

God's Time is the Best

Label: BHM (Brobisco House of Music),

Unknown

The Best of Alex Konadu Vol. 2

Label: System 77 Productions