Esteemed Highlife Musician George Darko has passed away today, Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in Akropong, Eastern Ghana.

The iconic ‘Akoo te Brofo’ creator succumbed to illness after battling it for several years, as confirmed by a family source to

Recognized as the pioneer of burger highlife, George Darko was revered for his exceptional skills as a guitarist and vocalist, infusing a modern flair into highlife music since the early 1980s. His journey into music began with traditional dancing and drumming in his youth, later transitioning to guitar under the influence of a teacher who crafted his own instrument.

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Inspired by the sounds of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, Darko embarked on his solo career, releasing his acclaimed cassette ‘The Reborn Avengers’ marked by his distinctive guitar rhythms. Settling in Germany, he co-founded the Bus Stop Band, eventually becoming its lead vocalist. Following the band’s disbandment in 1988, he continued to captivate audiences as a solo artist.

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His legacy endures through timeless hits like ‘Akoo te Brofo’ and his inclusion in the revered ‘Kings of Highlife’ compilation album, solidifying his status as a luminary in the genre.


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