Highlife Music Icon, ‘Kabaka,’ Godwin Opara, Dies At 77

Highlife Music Icon, ‘Kabaka,’ Godwin Opara, Dies At 77

23rd March 2024, NewsOrient
News, Entertainment

Godwin Kabaka Opara, a highlife music icon of Oriental Brothers fame is dead. He died at the age of 77.

The death of the highlife music’s legend, popularly known as Kabaka, was announced in a statement issued by his record label, Derda Promotions.

The statement reads: “Derda Promotions is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our esteemed artist, Godwin Kabaka Opara, an icon who pioneered and revolutionised Highlife music, on March 21st, 2024.”

Kabaka, a popular songwriter and guitarist co-founded The Oriental Brothers International Band in 1973.

The band was recognised within and beyond Africa for its socially conscious songs.

In 1976, he went solo and formed The Kabaka International Guitar Band.

He released 14 albums before his demise.”

Photo Source: Century News

Photo Caption: Late Godwin ‘Kabaka’ Opara

~ NewsOrient