George Darko

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George Darko (born 1951 in Akropong) is a Ghanaian highlife musician, who introduced the Burger-highlife with his first hit "Ako ti brofo" (Even Parrots speak English), which was very popular in the early 1980s.[1][2][3]

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 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.[1] In January 2010, he demanded and received apologies from a newspaper which had reported sex allegations in connection with him.[4]


Studio Albums
  • Friends (1983, Taretone)
  • Highlife Time (1983, Sacodisc International)
  • Moni Palava (1986, A&B Records)
  • Soronko (1988, Musicolor)
  • Highlife in the Air (1994, Boulevard Records)
  • Come to Africa (Unknown, Okoman Records)
Contributing artist


  1. ^ a b John Collins, Ham-Burger Highlife - Development of a new Highlife-Style
  2. ^ "Celebration Of Burger Highlife With George Darko". 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  3. ^ "Ghana News - George Darko plotting to kill me - Lee Dodou asserts". Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  4. ^ Apology To Nana George Darko, Daily Guide on, 23 January 2010