George Darko: The 2020 VGMA Lifetime Achievement Award Honouree

George Darko is a Ghanaian highlife legend

Ghanaian highlife legend George Darko was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2020 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).

George Darko is said to have originated Burger Highlife with his single Ako Ti Brofo, which was a hit in the 1980s.

George Darko on the cover for his Hi-Life time album

Darko has been involved in music for most of his life, and it has been reported that he built his own guitar.

A lover of music, Darko was enchanted by the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix.

Darko formed the Golden Stool Band in Ghana after he came back from the Middle East where he played for an army band.

George Darko left the band and went solo, after they moved to Germany in the 1970s.

He later formed the Bus Stop band in 1982 in Germany. George Darko and the Bus Stop band composed three albums namely; Friends, Hi-life Times and Moni Palava.

George Darko returned to Ghana in 1988 after the Bus Stop band disbanded. He was made Tufuhene of Akropong-Akuapim in 1991 with the stool name of Nana Yaw Ampem Darko.

Studio Projects:

Friends (1982)

Hi-life Time (1983)

Moni Palava (1986)

Soronko (1988)

Highlife in the Air (1994)

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