- The Ghanaian legend has been sick for four months
- Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson was born on June 22, 1944 at Winneba in the Central Region of Ghana
YEN has learnt that Highlife legend Papa Yankson has died.
The 73-year-old has been ill for some time now. He is reported to have died in his sleep at his Dansoman residence in Accra, Friday.
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His last public appearance was at the 2017 edition of the VGMA, where he gave a touching speech about coming back to the music scene soon in a wheelchair.
Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson was born on June 22, 1944, at Winneba and for over 40 years, he’s kept highlife alive with the release of 15 albums that spurned a deluge of hit songs including 'Wiase Mu Nsem,'' Show Your Love,' 'Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame,' and 'Tena Menkyen' among others.
He was also instrumental in the projection of music bands into critical national acclaim; the Western Diamond Band, The Gold Nuggets Band and the Carousel Seven Band.
He has lectured and performed in many countries around the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Nigeria, Benin and the Ivory Coast.
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