‘My Dad Deserves State Burial’

First son of late highlife Legend, Paapa Yankson, born Silas Yankson broke down in tears as he confirmed the death of his father on Empire 102.7 FM’s late afternoon show, Empire FM Drive hosted by Joe Kumi.

In a short interview, he said, “Yes I can confirm the death of my father which happened last Friday at his resident in Dansoman. I had a call from my mother and to be frank I broke down in tears, and I still don’t believe he is no more”.

According to him, “my father saved highlife music in Ghana, and also took the genre to places around the world”.

He therefore called on the government to give his father a state burial.

The ‘Tena Me Nkyen’ hitmaker died in his Accra last Friday, July 21, 2017.

The last time ‘Paapa’, as he was affectionately called, was seen in public was at the 2017 Vodafone Ghana Music awards where he picked the lifetime achievement award.

His popular songs include; “Wiase Mu Nsem”, Show Your Love, “Wo Yere Anaa Wo” Maame, and Tena Menkyen.

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