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Highlife Legend Nana Tuffour has died

Highlife Legend Nana Tuffour has died

Highlife legend Nana Tuffour has died

Nana Tuffour has died: A source close to the 66-year-old confirmed his passing to Andy Dosty, host of Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Monday.

Perhaps James Nana Tuffour’s birth on Valentine’s Day in 1954 was his secret rise to stardom.

Popularly known as 9924 the renowned highlife singer/songwriter rose to fame in an era when intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks.

The ‘Abeiku’ hitmaker spent his childhood in Kumasi.

Growing up, he was surrounded by resourceful relatives which gave him the opportunity to enjoy music from all around the world while at home.

Affectionately called Nana at home, he kicked off his musical journey with one of the country’s best keyboardist Alex Konadu popularly known as ‘one-man thousand.’

He kicked off his musical journey with one of the axes popularly known as ‘one-man thousand’  with keyboardist Alex Konadu.

He later joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist. Due to his sweet voice and unique style of vocalizing, Nana later became the front man of the Waza Africo Band. Envisioning a solo album, Nana left for Nigeria where he began working with famous Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade as his keyboardist.

In 1979 he released his first album Highlife Romance and has since released twelve other hit albums. He won many excellence awards and his last album, Abeiku was notoriously popular among the old and the young.

 

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE

 

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Written by Frank Amofa

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