Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro had some of the best hits in Ghanaian highlife music for over a decade. Originally going by the name Castro Under Fire, he and his close friend Asamoah Gyan made a total of three albums together. Castro songs first started getting attention in 2003 after he released Sradinam and soon after, success in the music industry quickly followed. In the decade before his unfortunate disappearance from the music industry, Castro gifted the world with some of the best music that is out there and still continues to be played almost half a decade later.
In the few years he was in the industry, he made a major impact and there were many people who loved his music. We have compiled some of his trending songs that hit during his time. Here is a list of Castro Ghana most popular songs.
1. Sarkodie ft Castro – Adonai
Arguably this is the most popular Castro song. Adonai continues to be a real club banger over 4 years down the line. The quality of video production and the vocal mastery the two industry leaders bring to the song is more than justice to the amazing beat of the song. Right from the start you would not need to be told what song it was after you had heard it once before. Adonai is a masterpiece in so many ways. In the song you will notice the auto-tuned cymbals and the constant voice retort in the back ground that punctuates every line as the bass carries you along. It is a vocal work of art in itself, easily blurring the line between secular and gospel music.
2. Castro – Seihor ft D-Black
If you heard this song for the first time this year and did a comparison with some of the hits coming out of South Africa, you would be forgiven for thinking it is a recent release. This is something to be expected in all Castro songs but Seihor stands out with its relaxed beat that is sure to get you dancing to it at the club. The video is what gives it away though, not in the quality which was top notch back then. The video is set in a club which is sure to give anyone that heard it when it was released in 2014 an episode of nostalgia. It is a classic from back then when times were simpler and dance moves were easy to master. The song garnered over 3.4million views on Castro’s YouTube channel alone and even more airplay.
3. Castro ft Asamoah Gyan and Kofi Kinaata - Odo Pa
Odo Pa was released 5 years ago and is different from Sohier in that it is a more relaxed song with a beat that is sure to sooth you into a good mellow mood any time of the day. It is a fan favorite and despite many people outside not understanding most or all of the lyrics, the song is still gaining more views this far down the line. It is the perfect pick for a quiet gathering or a polite evening indoors. In the video Castro is in a suit as he serenades the listeners as a slow baritone hum carries the listener through the song. Like fine wine, Castro Odo Pa is song that continues to age very well. The song has well over 3 million views and this figure will only keep increasing.
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4. Castro ft Asamoah Gyan - African Girls
African Girls is another of Castro songs that he has collaborated with the former Ghanaian football team captain, Asamoah Gyan. The duo had their chemistry right all the way down to the interlacing of the vocals in the song right before Asamoah Gyan starts his verse. The lyrical prowess the two had together is still worth a mention 8 years down the lie. The music video for this song is as old school as you might expect from a video from almost a decade ago. If you are on the lookout for a nice song to sit back and relax to, this is the perfect West African song for that. It checks all the boxes with a catchy beat and hook to make for a nice sing along as you dance to the grove and feel the heat
5. Castro ft Obrafour - Kakape
Potentially one of the most controversial of Castro ft Obrafour Kakape has led to many speculating in YouTube comment sections on the whereabouts of Castro who went missing in 2014. Kakape is nostalgic and upbeat at the same time. It is very relaxed and leans on the more calm side of high life music. This is one of Castro old songs. This song had no official video release yet it cannot be left out in a countdown of some of the best Castro songs.
6. Castro - Jealousy
A solo effort, Castro jealousy is a perfect display of Castro’s talent as an artist as he takes us through an emotional journey with the lyrics. The song is meant to be enjoyed while relaxing. You will be hard pressed to find the right dance for the slow song. More like a message to a loved on, Castro jealousy video show how Castro’s creativity was at the forefront of the industry considering all his productions were unique at the time and lacked similarity with anything that existed at the time. With more than 300,000 views and counting this song is worth your while as you go down memory lane.
7. Castro – Envy
Castro had a number of hits that were meant to appeal to the moral compass within all of us, Envy and Jealousy are among such songs. Castro envy is a reggae song that is guaranteed to leave you letting loose and kicking back to just listen and get lost in the slow drum of the reggae beats as Castro carries you away with his vocals. In Envy, Castro shows us his vocal prowess as he takes on long stretches of singing instead of the more relaxed rap-like approach of his other songs. The song does not have a video but you will definitely be able to find multiple channels with it. It is worth your time and can work really well into your reggae playlist.
8. Castro ft Luther – Bounce
Bounce, as the name suggests is a fantastic song to get your grove on with its upbeat instrumentals. This is not the song you play when you want to relax and unwind calmly, no, you play this when you want to get on your feet and dance. The beat is as refreshing and the lyrics are simple. The song is just fast enough to get you dancing and slow enough that you can keep up without getting breathless in less than a minute. Owing to the fact that this song was meant for dancing and bouncing to the beat it is very likely that you have heard it or a remix of it in some form as an accompaniment for a dance crew in a competition or something of the sort. Castro ft Luther are definitely a duo we should have gotten more music from. You cannot go wrong adding this song to your playlist. The only other Castro song that came near this hype Do The Dance.
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9. Castro - Do the Dance ft. Asamoah Gyan and K2
Do the dance is another one of Castro songs that will have fighting the urge to get up on your feet and do the dance. Before you ask what dance, it doesn’t have a name, it is a really catchy dance though and you can get the hang of it after a few minutes of practice. The song has well over 360,000 views on YouTube.
Castro Destroyer as he was known in some of his songs had given the music industry in Ghana just a taste of what he was capable of achieving as a musician. He unfortunately went missing in a skiing accident in 2014 in the company of the Gyan brothers at the Ada Estuary. His jet ski was recovered but his body was never found. His unfortunate disappearance came at a time when his musical talent and the name Castro(musician) was starting gaining popularity as he dropped one club banger after the other. You can still enjoy his amazing talent on YouTube any time you decide to go down the Ghanaian musical memory lane. Castro songs will continue to be a benchmark for talent in the Ghanaian music industry.