Dada Hafco, a Ghanaian highlife musician and close friend of Happy FM’s cherished presenter and disc jockey, DJ Advicer who recently passed away, has shared memories of his early days and last days with his late friend.
He talked to eTV Ghana’s Foster Romanus in an interview on the Late Nite Celebrity Show, about how he first met DJ Advicer. He narrated that he met DJ Advicer somewhere in 2008 through musician, Reggie Zippy. According to him, he had just recorded a new song with his then group, Mframa and they were looking for a strategy to put their promotion together.
“Advicer used to call Reggie a lot and they even used to live in the same house at Dansoman so I told Reggie that Advicer was hardworking and I would like to talk to him about the Mframa project. One day, we spoke to Advicer and he said we should come to Choice FM so we went there, he booked the interview for us and started the promotion. From there, we just clicked and that is how our friendship started and Advicer became like family”, he narrated.
Dada Hafco reminisced on how he would call DJ Advicer every time he was close to his workplace so that they would go and eat together. He also acknowledged the Supreme Selector as a very supportive friend. He shared that whenever he released a new song, he would send it to DJ Advicer a night prior and even though the Supreme Selector usually did not acknowledge receipt, by the end of his show the next day, he would send Dada Hafco a video of himself already promoting the song on-air and jamming to it.
The musician further talked about how he heard of his friend’s demise and his reaction to it. “When I heard it, I shouted ‘how?’. That was the first word that came out of my mouth. When A-plus called me to tell me what had happened, it was very early in the morning around 6 or 7 and I was even going to the studio. Me and A-plus talk a lot so when he told me ‘Advicer die’, I was like ‘how’ because we both had spoken about him that day.
“We were supposed to go together with Kofi Babone to visit him but A-Plus did not get time so I went with Kofi Babone. I was surprised at the news because the man said he was gonna go home on Friday and he died on Thursday. I was just shocked”, he lamented.
Isaac De-Graft Danquah, popularly known as DJ Advicer or the Supreme Selector passed away at the 37 Military Hospital on the 4th of March, 2021 after a short illness. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
By: Maureen Dedei Quaye