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Highlife legend Paapa Yankson was abandoned to die by friends - son reveals

The "Okukuseku" hitmaker passed away Friday, July 21 at his residence in Dansoman, Accra.

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Ghanaian Highlife legend, Paapa Yankson, was abandoned by his friends when he was sick, his son has revealed.

The "Okukuseku" hitmaker passed away Friday, July 21 at his residence in Dansoman, Accra.

Speaking about his father's death on Accra-based Starr FM, Silas Yankson, says he feels bad about how his father was neglected to die.

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“I feel very bad anytime I’m asked about how my father was treated, I feel very very bad because what I needed to see, I didn’t see," he said.

"This man was so sick and anytime I visited him and I asked if this person has visited him he says no, has this person visited you no, it was that bad; I’m telling you, he was left to his fate, he was abandoned,” he added.

Paapa Yankson a celebrated Ghanaian Highlife sensation was born on June 22, 1944 at Winneba. His latent music flair was discovered at the funeral of a neighbor. He landed his first music contract during his mother's funeral. And for more than 30 years Paapa Yankson has produced music that has brought life to many dead souls.

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After attending Takoradi Methodist School , he enrolled in the Ahantaman Secondary Commercial School where he studied and obtained a certificate in stenography. He played as the lead singer for Big Sound Band while he worked as a stenographer for the company for four years.

He has composed many hit songs some of which have attracted national awards and nominations. In 1997 his composition, "Yaaba" won an award for Best Composition during the Komkomba Awards. His works, Wiase Mu Nsem, Show Your Love, Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame, and Tena Menkyen are among his hit songs.

Paapa Yankson has more than 15 albums to his credit and he has taught and performed in many countries around the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Nigeria and others.

He was 73 years old.

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