Nana Tuffour: Highlife legend buried (photos, video)

Nana Tuffour: Highlife legend buried (photos, video)

- Highlife legend Nana Tuffour has been laid to rest

- The final funeral rites came off on Saturday, November 21, 2020

- Photos and a video from the funeral have popped up online

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Legendary Highlife musician Nana Tuffour has been laid to rest five months after he passed away.

The Highlife legend passed away on Monday, June 15, 2020, after a short illness and had been expected to be buried earlier.

But his passing away came at a time when there were restrictions on public gatherings and thus the burial and final rites.

Nana Tuffour: Highlife legend buried (photos, video)
Photo source: Instagram/Sweet maame Adwoa
Source: Instagram

With the easing of the restrictions on public gatherings, the funeral for the legend has finally been held at the Centre for National Culture in Kumasi.

Photos and a video from the funeral show it was a well-attended ceremony and a befitting one for a legend.

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The photos show Nana Tuffour was sent home in a coffin made like a keyboard (piano or organ) with his photos and name embossed on it.

A video sighted by also shows the live band performance at the funeral of Nana Tuffour among other things.

The video shows that music greats like gospel legend Yaw Sarpong, Highlife legend Pat Thomas, and others were on hand to bid farewell to their colleague.

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Nana Tuffour was born James Kwaku Tuffour on Valentine's Day February 14 in 1954. He was thus 66 years when he passed away.

Nana Tuffour's career as a musician started right after he completed secondary school form five but it was not as a singer but a keyboardist with Alex Konadu's band.

In one of his most recent radio interviews, Nana Tuffour revealed that his O'Level result was not so good and while he was home contemplating what to do with his life, he was approached by Alex Konadu to join him on a tour to the north.

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After seeing how much he had got, he decided to choose that career path. He played with the band and recorded some of Konadu's best songs including Asaase Asa as a keyboardist.

That must have informed the choice of a casket for him.

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