New Mercury FM’s Sport journalist Ampadu ‘Shaggy’ confirmed dead by family


The 39-year-old was confirmed dead in Kumasi on Tuesday morning following a short illness

New Radio Mercury sports journalist Fred Kwaku Osei Ampadu has been confirmed dead by family members, can report.

The 39-year-old has been working with Prophet Ebenezer ‘Opambour’ Adarkwah Yiadom for almost two decades after parting ways with Asawase-based Otec FM and Multimedia.

Shaggy, as he is affectionately called by close ones and on air, was rushed to Emergency Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Saturday, April 29, but despite the efforts by the doctors and nurses present, he finally gave up on Tuesday morning.

Reports suggest it was due to a heart attack, although it has not been confirmed.

Until his demise, the Atwima Twiapiase native was the host and head of sports at New Mercury Radio with a well-structured team comprising of David Osei (Soccer Excaldo), Kennedy Mintah (Kenash) and Agyeman Duah.

Notable names that Shaggy worked with in the past include Nana Ken, King Edward ‘the Slave’, Gabasay and Akowuah Little King.


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