PHOTOS: Celebrities at Paapa Yankson’s 1-week death anniversary

Many musicians in the country thronged the house of late hi-life artiste, Paapa Yankson to mark the 1-week anniversary of his passing.

The artistes included Samini, Kofi Kinaata, Tagoe Sisters among others.

Also present was Paulina Oduro, who had previously worked closely with Paapa Yankson. The two produced one of the most popular songs attributed to Paapa Yankson “Tena Menkyen”.

Hi-life musician Bessa Simon and other members of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGHA) were also there.

The family is yet to release full details of his funeral arrangements.

In his last days, Paapa Yankson, despite being constrained in movement and confined in a wheel chair due to health reasons, occasionally mounted music stages to thrill his audience to his timeless songs.

Born on June 22, 1944 at Winneba in the Central Region, Paapa Yankson rose to fame with his many hit songs in the 1980s.

He has over 15 albums to his credit and has received many national and international awards. In 1997 his composition, Yaaba won an award for Best Composition during the Komkomba Awards.

His works, ‘Wiase Mu Nsem’, ‘Show Your Love’, ‘Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame’, and ‘Tena Menkyen’ are among his hit songs.

Paapa Yankson’s musical influence extends beyond Ghana to countries including US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Nigeria, Benin and Ivory Coast.



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