The evergreen and veteran Highlife musician and saxophonist Asabea Cropper was the toast of musical fans at a funeral last Saturday at the popular “GREEN FLAVOUR” spot which is about 200meters from the newly constructed Tema motorway interchange.
The ‘KENTE WOMAN’ as she’s popularly referred to in the Music Industry had gone to the spot to mourn with the Family and Friends of the late Captain Fiifi Mensah who died on the 10th of May, 2020.
Only a few people recognized her when she appeared on the grounds until she was introduced. When the band struck, Asabea had to take the mic and bless sympathizers at the funeral as she sang in honor of a great friend she has lost.
Asabea started by recounting how she wrote the famous ‘WOMAYAA’ song with the late Captain Fiifi MENSAH, Auntie Willie formally of Police Band, and Maame Efe way back in the year 1980, some forty years ago. She continued that they started from the late Mr. Mensah’s Top Hat Club before she joined the ‘SWEET TALKS BAND’ at Talk of the Town Hotel that was then owned by the late Mr. Jonathan Abraham. Fortunately, the band that supported her is owned by Brother Abraham, son of the late Mr. Abraham.
The funeral turned into merrymaking as soon as Asabea exploded with her popular High Life song ‘WOMAYAA’. Almost everybody joined her in singing as others enjoyed the music by dancing. By the end of the song, the fans could not help with a big round of applause whiles asking for a repeat of the same tune.
Asabea could not help but grant their demand and this time she was joined by BENADA of TV3 Fame who also happens to be the granddaughter of the late Captain Fiifi Mensah.
The new generation should get songs of the “Queen of Highlife Music” Asabea Cropper and listen to greatness.