Death is an inevitable but sad fate that hugs every living being once in a lifetime and hardly does one escape its arm after a single hug unless its by divine grace.
2020 started on a cool note, but took all of us by surprise with a pandemic and the angel of death knocking on the door of almost every household.
The aforementioned year qualifies to be tagged as the year of more deaths since Ghana as a country was hit by the deaths of top personalities from all aspects of life.
Our list of Top Ghanaian personalities who died in 2020 captures personalities who died as actors, musicians, journalists, makeup artists, politicians, or footballers — whether active or retired.
The cause, place, and date of death for each personality will be captured in this list of Ghanaian personalities who died in 2020.
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The year kicked off with the death of Ghanaian highlife musician, Kofi B who died on February 2, 2020.
Fellow highlife artiste, Kofi Nti, who was with him at the time of his death said he died on Sunday dawn after a show, where he collapsed after complaining of heart pains in Cape Coast.
Kofi B was buried on November 7, 2020.
Gospel Musician Seth Frimpong also kicked the bucket on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Seth Frimpong died after a short illness. He is credited with hit songs like ‘This is just the beginning’ ‘Nyame Anuonyam’ and many others.
According to a family member who granted an interview to Kumasi-based radio station, Kesben, Prophet Seth Frimpong died of diabetes.
Bishop Bernard Nyarko
Popular Kumawood actor, Bernard Nyarko changed the entire atmosphere in Ghana after news of his death broke out on Gossips24.com on May 2, 2020, at the Ridge Hospital.
Bishop Bernard Nyarko died from colon cancer. Bishop Bernard Nyarko was buried on June 26, 2020, in a private burial at Obosomase in the Eastern region.
Prophet Apraku My Daughter
What many will call the sad end of a powerful man of God, Apraku My Daughter happened on May 20, 2020.
On the cause of the popular man of God’s death, many blame it on the excess intake of alcohol while others blame it on the disgrace he had come to live with after a video of his drunken self popped up on social media.
Despite Media’s very own marketing personnel and MC, Kwadwo Annor Wiafe was confirmed dead on June 4, 2020.
It was confirmed by Despite Media that Kwadwo Wiafe died at the Nhayo Medical Centre in Accra after a short illness. — rubbishing claims that he actually died from Covid-19.
He was buried exactly a month after his death on July 4, 2020.
Veteran Ghanaian actress, Beatrice Chinery, popularly known as ‘Miliky MiCool’ of YOLO fame died on June 12, 2020.
The actress reportedly passed away that fateful morning at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after suffering from kidney disease.
Celebrated High-Life virtuoso Nana Tuffour also said good-bye to the surface of the earth on Jun 15, 2020.
The old-hand High-Life maestro died in the early hours of today (15th June 2020) after battling a short illness.
Nana Adjei Sikapa
Popular Despite Media broadcaster, Nana Adjei Sikapa was confirmed dead on June 19, 2020.
It was later reported after his demise that he has been sick for the past two years.
Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, known by many as Sir John died on July 2, 2020.
He died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after a short ailment.
The CEO of the Forestry Commission is reported by Myjoyonline to have died in Accra after battling Covid-19.
On August 10, 2020, Veteran Ghanaian actor, Frimpong Manso popularly known as Osofo Dadzieha was reported dead.
A close source disclosed that the veteran actor died on the morning of Monday, August 10, 2020, after battling with an undisclosed sickness for some time. Osofo Dadzie died at he age of 89.
Emmanuel Apraku a.k.a Ray Styles, an extremely talented artist under the name PenciledCelebrities across all social media platforms died on the sunny afternoon of October 1, 2020.
Ray Styles was battling a liver disease which became known to the public after photos of his relegated look went viral on social media at the time when many wondered what was really wrong with him.
His funeral was held at the Trade Fair Center on Saturday 7th November 2020.
Ekow Quansah Hayford
NPP Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford has been shot dead by armed robbers on October 9, 2020.
The MP is said to have been shot on the Abeadze Dominase–Abeadze Duadzi–Mankessim road by some unknown assailants on his return from a campaign trip with just two months to the parliamentary elections.
The one-week observance of the late Mfantseman MP, Ekow Quansah Hayford was held on October 15, 2020.
Jerry John Rawlings
Former President of Ghana and founder of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jerry John Rawlings died on 12th November, 2020.
We were told the former president was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital in the early hours of Thursday the very fateful day he lost his life.
A report by GHOne tv and confirmation from Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings suggests the statesman lost his life to the deadly Covid-19.