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Paapa Yankson Late Highlife musician to be given state burial

The late Paapa Yankson passed on July 21, 2017, after an electrifying and last public performance on "Bottles and Bands" staged in November last year.

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Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku has revealed that the late legendary highlife musician, Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson, popularly known as Paapa Yankson will be given a befitting State burial on Saturday, October 21, 2017, as scheduled by both family and government.

The late Paapa Yankson passed on July 21, 2017, after an electrifying and last public performance on "Bottles and Bands" staged in November last year.

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Speaking at Press Conference to inform the public of his funeral, Catherine Afeku mentioned that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo is a lover of the arts and due to the immense contributions of Paapa Yankson to Ghanaian music, the President directed that he receives a state burial.

Till his death, he has to his credit over 15 albums: including hit songs like “Show Your Love”, “Okukuseku”, “Tena Men Kyen”.

The burial service takes place at the forecourt of the State House on Saturday, October 21 from 6:00 am to 5: 00 pm.

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