Family Of Ghanaian Musician Seeks Financial Help For Mental Health Treatment


Ezekiel Aguyire, a family member of hip-life musician Jerry Anaba, popularly known as Okomfour Kwadee, has appealed to the public for financial support to aid the artist’s ongoing mental health treatment.

Speaking exclusively to Joy FM’s entertainment journalist Kwame Dadzie, Ezekiel confirmed that Kwadee is currently in their hometown, Mirigu Nabango, in the Upper East Region, battling mental health challenges without the financial means for adequate treatment.

Ezekiel revealed that Kwadee is not well, though his condition has slightly improved. He emphasized the need for public assistance, explaining that financial constraints have hindered access to necessary medical services. “He is not supposed to be here, but because of the sickness, [he had to leave Kumasi],” he said.

Despite taking Kwadee to several places for treatment, they were unable to afford some medical services due to “money issues.” Ezekiel stressed the importance of financial support, stating, “Even if you find the solution, without money, you can’t do anything.”

Ezekiel also addressed a recent performance video of Kwadee that surfaced on social media, showing the artist in a frail state. He expressed his disapproval of the video, which was recorded without his presence.

“A week ago, he went to do a show, they videoed him and took it to social media. That day I was not around, but I came back and heard everything. I did not feel fine about it,” he said.

Ezekiel doubted any payment was made for the performance, noting that the program was organized by a family member from another town.

Kwadee’s situation has been compounded by the recent death of his father, with the funeral slated for this weekend.

Ezekiel mentioned that he has been caring for Kwadee since his relocation to Nabango about two years ago, with their mother joining them later.

A recent video of Kwadee performing in an emaciated and unkempt state has raised serious concerns among music fans and industry stakeholders. The video has sparked discussions about his mental health and financial condition, with some speculating spiritual influences.