Family of the late Paapa Yankson receives support from President Akufo-Addo (Photo)

Family of the late Paapa Yankson receives support from President Akufo-Addo (Photo)

Family of deceased highlife icon, Paapa Yankson has been promised the full support of the state for his funeral by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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The president extended his condolences to the wife and family of the musician, stating he deserves a befitting funeral at the forecourt of the State House.

Paapa Yankson family gets support from Nana Addo

The late Paapa Yankson

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President Akufo-Addo met the family of the highlife legend, when a delegation led by the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku paid a courtesy call on him at the Flagstaff House.

In a report by Citifmonline.com, the delegation included the the Queen mother of the Odumna clan of Ekumfi Asaman/Buadukwaa, Nana Enfiua III; the widow, Mary Ogbamey;his son, Silas Yankson and some other relatives.

The current president of the Musicians Union of Ghana, Bice Osei Kufuor and the past president, Alhaji Sidiku Buari were also president at the meeting, along with some executives of the union and veteran Highlife musician, Nana Ampadu.

Paapa Yankson family gets support from Nana Addo

Paapa Yankson's family meets President Akufo-Addo

Paapa Yankson died in his sleep on Friday, July 21 at his Dansoman residence.

His last public appearance was when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 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.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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