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Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann known popularly as CK Mann was a Ghanaian highlife musician and producer.

He was born in Cape Coast, Central Region of Ghana in the year 1936. Before joining Moses Kweku Oppong's Kakaiku band he worked briefly as a seaman. He later joined the Ocean Springs and led the band till 1965. After the band Ocean Springs was disbanded, he joined The Carousel 7, a new band in Takoradi.

In 1969, he released his single, "Edina Benya" which shot him into prominence. Later, he convinced the owner of the band to include and sign Paapa Yankson to the group.

Awards and recognition

He was awarded the Grand Medal of Ghana by John Agyekum Kufour in 2006.

A street in Anaji (a suburb of Takoradi) has been named after Mann.

On March 20, 2018, CK Mann passed away at the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GHAPOHA) hospital in Takoradi after battling an unidentified sickness.


Mann had several hit songs, including "Adwoa Yankey", "Asafo beesuon", "Obaa yaa aye me bone", "Kolomashie", "Dofo bi akyerew me", "Ankwasema dede", "Okwan tsentsen awar", "Aboa akonkoran", "Beebi a odo wo", "Tsie m'afotusem", "Ebusua ape adze aye me", "Yebeyi wo aye", and "Do me ma mondo wo bi". His latest album, Wope Nyeho was produced by West Gold Music Studio in Takoradi and released in 2013.