Ghanaian Highlife legend Nana Tuffour dies


Ghanaian highlife legend, Nana Tuffour has died, at age 60.

The Highlife veteran, reportedly died today, Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi after a short illness.

Nana Tuffour, born James Nana Tuffour on February 14, 1954, was one of the musicians who helped to popularise Highlife in Ghana.

He was, widely known for his ‘Abeiku’ song, also had hit songs such as ‘Odo Kakra Sika Kakra’, ‘Meyere Dada’, among others.

He started his musical career with keyboardist Alex Konadu, joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist, and later became the lead vocalist for the Waza Africo Band.

He released his first album Highlife Romance in 1979.


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