- Appietus said he had ambitions to start a music career
- He however had to halt his career after the disappearance of hiplife artise Castro
Appiah Dankwa, a popular music producer has said that the tragic disappearance of the famed hiplife musician Castro put a dent in his emerging music career.
Dankwa, who is best known as Appietus, in an interview with Joy FM’s Lexis Bill, stated that he after Castro’s disappearance, his ambition for a music career was halted.
"I wanted to do full-time music, but I just decided to pause it because the first artiste I decided to start with just decided to disappear … Castro. We actually did ‘Kuntunimu’ and that was the first single and it was all over the place. I was going to go on stage with him and all that…” he said.
The noted music producer whose hits such as ‘Azonto Fiesta’, ‘Yesi Yesi’ and ‘Mujebaya-Move back’ had rocked the airwaves, said the Kuntuminu song would have been his launch into the career as a musician.
According to Appietus, the song had already gained recognition and was already a radio favorite but after Castro went missing, he had to stop the promos for the song.
He stated that he could not continue because there was no need, as Castro was his collaborator and he was supposed to have gone on stage with him.
In July 2014, the hiplife artiste Castro and his friend Janet Bandu went missing while riding jet-skis on the Late Volta in Ada.
The friends along with Ghanaian football star Asamoah Gyan had taken a holiday trip to an Ada resort when the tragic incident occurred.
Though there was a combined search effort comprising the Ghana Navy and the Marine Police, as well as lifeguards and the local fisherfolk, the artiste and his friend were not found, and still declared missing.
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