Popular broadcaster with Accra-based Peace FM, Nana Agyei Sikapa has died at the age of 55.
The broadcaster died Friday at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital also known as Ridge Hospital.
He had been unwell for sometime and was admitted to the medical facility a couple of days ago.
“We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of our beloved Presenter/Newscaster Nana Agyei Sikapa who has passed on just this afternoon.
May his gentle soul find rest #RIPNanaAgyei,” the station posted on it’s Facebook wall moments after his demise.
We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of our beloved Presenter/Newscaster Nana Agyei Sikapa who has passed on just this afternoon. May his gentle soul find rest #RIPNanaAgyei 💔💔💔😭😭Posted by Peace 104.3 FM on Friday, 19 June 2020
Nana Agyei Sikapa joined the station on August 11, 2003, then operating at Mile 7 Junction near Achimota before the it was moved to its current location at Abeka Junction.
Apart from reading the Akan news, the late Sikapa also commentated on a number of sporting events including football and hosted popular ‘Wo bubɛ a, mete bɛ‘ programme as well as ‘wugyidie ne s3n‘ .
His death comes barely two weeks after another staff of Despite Group, host of Neat FM’s ‘Yɛko fie’ drive time, Kwadwo Wiafe died at the Nyaho Medical Centre, Airport, Accra, after suffering a short illness.
Born at Atwima Nerebehi in Ahafo Domeabra, some 55 years ago, Sikapa attended Nerebehi R/C and progressed to Nyinahin L/A Primary. After his elementary school, he went to Nyinahin L/A Middle, which he successfully passed the Middle School Leavers Certificate Extermination and got admission to the Atebubu Training College in 1987-1991 where he completed a four-year certificate programme in Education.
As a professional teacher, he taught both in Atwima Agogo and Abuakwa R/C Primary School for several years.
However, due to his rich cultural exploits and love for poems, he started with YENA Krokron through which he had an invitation to be on Garden City Radio in Kumasi as a guest, where he got privileged to host varieties of shows with the biggest at the time, being the morning show host which he excelled to the toast of his listeners.
In 2003, philanthropist and owner of the Despite Media Group, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite invited Nana Adjei Sikapa to work with Peace FM. He really established himself by his famous appellation style of radio presentation which was unique.