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My father saved highlife music of Ghana – Paapa Yankson’s Son believes

My father saved highlife music of Ghana – Paapa Yankson's Son believesSilas Yankson, a Musician, and son of late highlife Legend, Paapa Yankson, believes his father deserves a State burial for his contribution to the music industry.

“My father saved the highlife music of Ghana, therefore, took the genre to places around the world and will call on the government to give my father a state burial,” he told Takoradi-based Empire FM.

The ‘Tena Me Nkyen’ hitmaker died in his Accra home Friday, July 21, 2017.

The government is yet to announce any assistance towards Yankson’s burial.

The last time Paapa, as he was affectionately called, was seen in public was at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music awards where he picked the lifetime achievement award in March this year.

Paapa Yankson’s songs include Wiase Mu Nsem, Show Your Love, Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame, and Tena Menkyen.



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