My father deserves a state burial- Son of Paapa Yankson

My father deserves a state burial- Son of Paapa Yankson

The son of the recently deceased Highlife legend, Paapa Yankson has suggested his father be given a state burial for his contributions to Ghana’s music industry.

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In an interview with Empire FM, the musician’s first son said his father saved the highlife genre in Ghana, as he took the music beyond the shores of our country.

My father deserves a state burial- Son of Paapa Yankson

The late Paapa Yankson

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He hinted at a call on government to have his father honored with memorial by the state.

Paapa Yankson died in his sleep on Friday morning at his Dansoman residence.

The legend’s last public appearance was when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards earlier this year.

The Highlife legend for over 40 years delivered the best of highlife music 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 Me Nkyen' among others.

My father deserves a state burial- Son of Paapa Yankson

He was also instrumental in the projection of music bands into national acclaim; the Western Diamond Band, The Gold Nuggets Band and the Carousel Seven Band.

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