By Petering Quaye – Contrary to public rumors which sought to suggest that King of Burger highlife George Darko might not stage any other public performance, his handlers Mirror Image Promotions have said the artiste is in high spirits, all ready for a charity project.
George Darko continues to woo the highlife community with back-to-back stupendous performances at various public and private shows. His George Darko @ 60 Concert recently organized at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra, was a huge success. Son of a paramount chief, he was educated at the Presbyterian School at Akropong. After playing for an army band entertaining troops in the Middle East, Darko returned to Ghana and formed the Golden Stool Band.
In the late 1970s the band moved to Germany, where Darko he went solo and formed the Bus Stop band in 1982. Returning to Akropong in 1988, he was made Tufuhene of Akropong-Akuapim in 1991 with the stool (throne) name of Nana Yaw Ampem Darko. In January 2010 he demanded and received apologies from a newspaper which had reported sex allegations in connection with him.
The 60 year old has been missing in action for well over a month due to ill health but his handlers have given assurances that all is fine and that the artiste would officially kick start series of rehearsal sessions ahead of a major charity project, details of which will be made public soon.
This was contained in a Press Release on 9th June and signed the communication outfit of George Darko, Words and Pictures communications.
It would be recalled that last month, at a 50th anniversary highlife concert of Goethe Institute, George who was the main headline act didn’t turn up due to ill health. In an encouraging and heart-warming turn of events, George’s band the Jazz Kings, staged what has gone down as one of the highly successful concerts ever in the history of highlife.
Mirror Image would also use George’s comeback to promote his new album Lucky Star, which is receiving rave reviews and massive rotation across rural-urban radio platforms.