Inconnu / Ghana|
The African Brothers Band was formed in 1963, and was inaugurated in the same year in Accra, at the PARK CINEMA THEATER at Adabraka. As there is the root to every tree, it is inevitably important to recount the events that led to the formation of the African Brothers Band. There was a young and cute figure of a boy by name Patrick Kwame Ampadu who was always seen with his guitar hanging around his neck on the streets of Accra between the later part of 1961 and the full year of 1962. Ampadu took delight in guitar playing and one day, he met a man who introduced himself as Kwadwo Annan, a musician. Kwadwo Annan took Ampadu to his house at Adabraka, near Kwame Nkrumah Circle. It was there he told Ampadu that he was forming a band and wanted Ampadu to play guitar as a member. This offer, Ampadu obliged readily and so started rehearsal with the group, which was named HOT STARS. It was after a day’s rehearsal that a fairly taller boy with rather a big nose met Ampadu on his way home and engaged him into a dialogue after introducing himself as Eddie Donkor. Eddie Donkor confessed to Ampadu that he had watched him playing his guitar with delight and that, if Ampadu would oblige, his brother-in-law at Nima has got musical instruments and was looking for bandsmen to play. The convincing of Kwasi Donkor was irresistible to Ampadu who accepted the offer.