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Highlife musician, Paapa Yankson is dead

Highlife musician, Paapa Yankson is dead.

The 73-year-old is said to have died in his sleep Friday morning at his Dansoman residence in Accra.

Paapa Yankson had been ill and wheel-chair bound for some time.His last public appearance was at the 2017 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards where he picked the Lifetime Achievement Honour.

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Born Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson on June 22, 1944, at Winneba, the highlife legend has 15 albums to his credit.

His hit songs included Wiase Mu Nsem, Show Your Love, Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame, and Tena Menkyen.

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 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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