Sarkodie and Shatta Wale’s lawyer, Cynthia Quarcoo passes on at age 52

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The Ghanaian legal and entertainment community is in mourning following the passing of Cynthia Quarcoo, the esteemed Founder and Managing Partner of CQ Legal & Consulting.

As a prominent lawyer and legal luminary, she played a pivotal role in Ghana’s music and entertainment industry, representing renowned artists such as Sarkodie, Samini, Dagaati, and Reggie Rockstone.

Her untimely death at the age of 54 has left a significant void in the legal and entertainment sectors.

She was also the founder of Africa 1 Media and Entertainment which focused on Creative Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports industries, with  services including but not limited to Talent Management, Legal and Business Advisory as well as Financial and Investment Advisory.

Cynthia Quarcoo’s client roster included some of Ghana’s most influential music icons. She also provided legal representation to Shatta Wale in his ongoing case with his former manager, Bull God until her demise.

A number of entertainment personalities took to social media to express their shock at the news.

Serwaa Amihere wrote, “Oh oh oh ! Life!”

Key Roles and Achievements

Her deep understanding of the intricacies of the music industry allowed her to offer tailored legal solutions, ensuring her clients’ long-term success and sustainability.

Throughout her career, Cynthia Quarcoo has held key positions and accomplished notable feats. She has acted as co-counsel for the Ministry of Finance, contributing to the success of Ghana’s sovereign bond issuances, which have significantly impacted the country’s economic landscape. Her achievements have garnered recognition from prestigious institutions such as Chambers Global, Legal 500, and IFLR 1000, affirming her expertise and excellence in the legal field.

Contributions to International Projects

Cynthia Quarcoo’s influence extends beyond her legal practice within Ghana. Her contributions to renowned projects include being a contributor to the World Bank’s flagship Doing Business Project from 2007 to 2017. Her involvement in this initiative reflects her dedication to improving the business climate and regulatory environment, fostering a more conducive atmosphere for local and international enterprises. Additionally, her contributions to 2022 Legal 500 Public Procurement Country Comparative Guide highlight her commitment to sharing expertise and promoting best practices in legal frameworks.

As a trailblazing lawyer and advocate, she dedicated her career to protecting the rights and interests of Ghanaian artists, leaving an indelible mark on the music and entertainment industry.

A former cancer survivor, Cynthia is survived by 6 children and her external family.

 

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