One of the hottest funerals in Chicago was celebrating the life of the late, Michael Asiedu.He was popularly known as “nkomo”. The event took place at Tinley Park, Illinois, last Sunday, September 29 2019.After the homegoing service, members of the Ghanaian Community congregated at the luxurious Tuscany Falls Banquets to celebrate a man who was known for his passionate love of music and dancing. Attendees were treated to window-rattling live band and Deejay music all evening long.
All the way from Ghana to pay glorious tributes to one of their old St. Augustine Secondary schoolmate, were Dr. Paa Kwasi Nduom, President of Group Nduom and legendary Ghanaian musician, Ben Braku. Ben Braku performed an elegy in memory of his secondary school band colleague. With food and drinks freely “flowing”, the celebrations, was unique in Chicago. Parties like this and others anchor the social fabric of the immigrant Ghanaian community here. Nearly every weekend, auditoriums, social halls and at times living rooms across the city and its suburbs are filled with revelers, celebrating events such as, birthday, marriage, outdooring, funerals etc. The celebrations also serve the same ends — as reunions for Ghanaian immigrants looking to dance off the grind of immigrant life whilst supporting each other.
The Asiedu family extend their sincerest gratitude to all who supported them in diverse ways.