The late Maame Ama Acheampomaa, mother of Ghanaian R&B musician Chase Forever, will be laid to rest in Kumasi on Saturday, April 6.
Maame Ama, 59, died in February 2019 due to an undisclosed cause. She is survived by two children— Chase and his younger, sister Markeziah Baaba Mensah.
Her funeral rite has been slated for Saturday, after which she will be buried in Kwabre Heman, a surbub of Kumasi. She will lie in state at the Baffour Akoto’s House O.J 244 Ashtown.
The solemn activity will be climaxed with a thanksgiving service on Sunday at the Calvary Believers Church International at Suame, behind the Nurom Hotel.
Chase took to social media last Sunday to announce the mother’s funeral, describing her as a “queen.”
“Before I tell y’all how I feel about this world, next week Saturday in Kumasi I’ll bury my queen my mother like a queen… (crying emoji) you’re all cordially invited all the information on the flyer,” he said.
Maame Ama’s death came as a shock to many who are close to the family.
A number of Chase’s friends took to social media to express their shock days after reports of her demise.
Chase is one of Ghana’s best recording artistes and songwriters. He started writing song verses and performing at a tender age. He participated in every talent show organised by his school. In the year 2000, he joined a rap group called Souljas Inn and was considered one of the best battle rappers in Ghana.
Souljas Inn’s first single titled ‘One Day’ was featured as a soundtrack in Shirley Frimpong Manso’s film, ‘A Perfect Picture’.
He has written songs for numerous Ghanaian artistes, including Becca, D-Black, Efya, Mimi, Adina and a host of others.
He was nominated twice for 2012 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA 2012) and won the male video of the year at the 4Syte Music Video Awards. He is known for his popular songs like ‘Finally’, ‘Lonely’, ‘Tell Me Your Name’, ‘Fire’, among other recent songs. He has since released a number of songs.