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State Burial for Legend Papa Yankson

Late Paapa Yankson

The late Paapa Yankson died on July 21, 2017 after a last public performance on “Bottles and Bands” staged in November 2016. “He will be given a befitting State burial as scheduled by both family and government on Saturday, October 21, 2017.” Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku has revealed.

Furthermore, the Tourism Minister mentioned that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is an ardent lover of music and per the immeasurable contribution of Paapa Yankson, the President directed that he receives a state burial. After the press briefing, MUSIGHA President Obour and executives lauded the President and Creative Art Minister for giving hope in the music industry with this great news in the music industry.

The burial service takes place at the forecourt of the State House on Saturday, October 21st 2017 from 6:00 am to 5: 00 pm. Till his death, he has to his credit over 15 albums: including hit songs like “Show Your Love”, “Okukuseku”, “Tena Men Kyen”. 1

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