Kwadwo Wiafe Annor – “MC’s MC” and popular host of Neat FM’s Funky Freaky Friday – died suddenly on 4 June after a brief illness while on admission to the private Nyaho Clinic in Accra.
The news was wholly unexpected and threw the Despite Group of media companies – home to Peace FM, Neat FM and UTV – into mourning.
Wiafe Annor had no chronic illness. However, a member of the management team at Peace FM has told Asaaseradio.com that the vibrant DJ/MC was moved to the Nyaho because while he was at home receiving treatment for COVID-19, the infection took a turn for the worse and began to present itself in severe symptoms.
The senior manager at Peace stressed that Wiafe Annor had no underlying conditions and was energetic and reasonably fit. The Airport Residential Area branch of Nyaho began to offer COVID-19 testing just last month, so moving him there seemed like a smart move, the member of Peace FM’s management said.
Peace steps up the hygiene
Once on admission, however, Wiafe Annor’s health deteriorated rapidly and he died within a week. He was just 33, and leaves behind a wife and three children.
Managers of Peace FM are taking the development seriously and have stepped up anti-coronavirus health and hygiene protocols at all their premises.