Nana Addo, Asiedu Nketia, others attend funeral of Paapa Yankson

Nana Addo, Asiedu Nketia, others attend funeral of Paapa Yankson

-President Nana Akufo-Addo joined many people at the forecourt of the State House to mourn Highlife legend, Paapa Yankson.

-The 78-year-old star musician died in July, this year after falling ill

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The funeral ceremony for legendary Highlife musician, Paapa Yankson is currently under way at the forecourt of the State House in Accra with many people, both young and old in attendance.

Paapa Yankson

Among those in attendance is President Nana Akufo-Addo who paid a glowing tribute to the late Paapa Yankson upon his death in July.

Paapa Yankson

President Nana Akufo-Addo files past the casket of Paapa Yankson

Accompanied by the Minister of Tourism, Creative Arts, and Culture, Catherine Afeku and other members of his government President Akufo-Addo paid his last respect to the iconic musician.

Paapa Yankson

Tourism Minister, Catherine Afeku

Other prominent personalities at the funeral include General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Paapa Yankson

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia

As expected the Musicians Union ogf Ghana (MUSIGA) was ably represented with the current President Bice Osei Kuffour, known in showbiz as Obour leading the team.

Paapa Yankson

The MUSIGA team

Some musicians at the event include Pat Thomas, Rex Omar, Yaw Sarpong, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, A.B. Crentsil, Nana Ampadu and Ben Brako.

Nana Ampadu and Ben Brako exchange greetings

Nana Ampadu and Ben Brako exchange greetings

Born Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson, Paapa Yankson died at 78 years after batttling with illness.

Paapa Yankson

All the pictures here were culled from myjoyonline.com.

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