Fancy Gadam, Tamale’s star-boy and undoubtedly the finest representative of the savanna on all musical stages, has eulogised Mohammed Hafiz, the Dema Naa of Tamale in a Tribute song. The song produced by Dr. Fiza, features T-Bird and IsRahim. A very melodious tune; the 3 artistes take turns to shed light on the personality of Hafiz and his pursuits towards peace and development in Dagbon with showbiz as a backbone.
Listen & Download “Dema Naa” below.
The demise of Mohammed Hafiz, the Dema Naa (Entertainment Chief) of Tamale; and the first to have been given such a title by the late Naa Dakpema Mohammed Dawuni Alhassan, Chief of Tamale, still remains a major shock. It will remain so for a really long time. Hopefully, some of what he idealised would manifest in honor of his name.
The unfortunate incident which occurred on Saturday, November 17th, 2018, is believed to have been as a result of heart failure. He has since been laid to rest in line with Islamic traditions.
Whilst the showbiz fraternity wraps its head around the effects that this great fall would have on the industry, the political class, especially the NPP is also saddled with the daunting task of replacing the irreplaceable Dema Naa. His immense support of the current Mayor of Tamale, in an effort to sanitise the streets of Tamale cannot be overemphasised.
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Mohammed Hafiz burst unto the showbiz scene with his entertainment company Tarch House. The enigmatic character had just returned from serving as a soldier in the British Army. His resolve was to ensure showbiz in the savanna especially Tamale, is fully integrated into the main economy of Ghana.
His exploits in showbiz made him realize early enough, the significance of showbiz in fighting societal ills. This led to his deliberate use of music, stage plays and movies to promote peace within the Northern Region and beyond. He’s also staged football matches in furtherance of peace. Some of the matches featured notable footballers like Mubarak Wakaso, Alhassan Wakaso, Baba Rahman, Majeed Waris, Rahim Ayew, Jonathan Mensah, Aziz Tetteh, Michael Anaba, Fatawu Dawuda and many other personalities.
The late entertainment chief did not shy away from controversy; but in retrospect, every deed and action was a means to the goal. Days before his demise, Dema Naa Hafiz led a group of Dagbon youth in a protest against the removal of Chereponi from the Dagbon catchment of the Northern Region. Arguably, Dema Naa Hafiz lived and breathed Dagbon.
According to a report by mynewsgh.com, days to the unfortunate incident, Dema Naa Hafix Mohammed Choggu said in an interview, “If I die today I thank God….I have seen the unity of Dagbon”.
We at www.atigsi.com wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family; Hafiz may not be with us in the flesh, but the ideals he stood for would always be with us. If we identify with what he sort to achieve, let’s continue in the strife until we get the desired results.
Rest in Peace Dema Naa.