Father of the late high-life artiste, Kofi Boakye Yiadom, located his way back to his roots after staying in Cote d’Ivoire for more than 30 years.
Mr. Richard Kwabena Boakye, who everybody thought was dead due to his long absence from home arrived at Asante Akyem Agogo some days after his son (Kofi B) was buried.
Telling his story, Mr. Boakye stated a very good Samaritan footed his journey charges back to Ghana because he had no cash on him.
He stated life in Ivory Coast was extraordinarily difficult considering the truth that he used to work as a farmer which did not bring him sufficient money.
“I left off for Abidjan in 1989 and started a farm. Though I’ve been through a lot of struggles and hardships, I’m still alive. They stole the little I had from me and now as I’m sitting here, I have nothing. No properties. I was sleeping on a bare floor at a bus station when a woman approached me and footed my transport fare back to Asante Akyem Agogo,” he said.
Touching on his son’s death, Mr Boakye stated he’s soo sad about the incident.
He also expressed appreciation to the family and Ghanaians for giving his son a befitting burial.
Narrating her side of the story, sister of the dead musician’s father expressed how she remains in shock as a consequence of the latest development.
According to her, she became startled upon setting eyes on her brother whom she thought was a ghost.
“It’s been long since we set our eyes on him. He left for Cote d’Ivoire for several years now and nothing was heard of him. When I finally saw him, I cried and cried because I thought I had seen a ghost. When he arrived, he mentioned the names of all his children, wives and asked after each and every one of them,” she stated.
Meanwhile, a few family members are of the view that the late Kofi B’s spirit drove his father back to his hometown.
Meanwhile, some family members are of the view that the late Kofi B’s spirit drove his father back to his hometown.