The low turnout at the funeral service of Ghanaian highlife legend Kofi Boakye popularly known as Kofi B, has raised many eyebrows about why celebrities, industry players and fellow highlife musicians failed to pay their last respect to the one of their own.
Just a handful of these celebrities including Obrafour, Kaakyire Kwame Appiah, Rex Omar and Kofi Nti were present at the funeral held at Asante Akyem Agogo in the Ashanti region where the deceased hails from.
This according to sources did not sit well with the family who were expecting his colleagues to be there.
However, Rex Omar, the current chairman of the Ghana Music Rights Organization (GHAMR) in a conversation with MzGee on 3fm shared his sentiments about what might have led to the low turnout.
He revealed that the choice of location is the main reason the funeral was not attended by the celebrities.
“The location of the funeral contributed to the low turnout by the celebrities, Kofi B lived all his life in Accra and I expected the funeral to be held in Accra but not in his hometown. Many musicians, I believe have forgotten the date for the funeral due to the time elapsed after his death.” He said.
He added that GHAMRO which is he heads would see to it that the fallen hero’s royalties are paid to the family to aid in the upkeep of the children.
“His royalties would be paid to the family even if his songs are played in the next seventy years. We have also carried out our obligations to our members in times like this,”