[caption id="attachment_114269" align="aligncenter" width="800"] State Burila of Paapa yankson[/caption] Ghanaian highlife music icon, Paapa Yankson was given a state burial service at the Statehouse in Accra, with President Nana Akufo-Addo in attendance. The 73-year-old who had been ill for some time died in his sleep at his Dansoman residence few weeks ago. The Late Paapa Yankson was honoured at the 2017 Ghana Music Awards whiles on his wheelchair and promised to release an album until his demise. Also present at the burial ceremony was the Minister of Creative Arts Madam Catherine Afeku, who read a tribute about the fallen oak tree. The bereaved family of late Paapa Yankson thanked the President and the Creative Arts Minister for fulfilling their promises as they paid their last respect. His popular songs include; Wiase Mu Nsem, Show Your Love, Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame, and Tena Menkyen. Profile Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson was born on June 22, 1944, at Winneba and for over 40 years, he’s kept highlife alive with the release of 15 albums that spurned a deluge of hit songs including ‘Wiase Mu Nsem,” Show Your Love,’ ‘Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame,’ and ‘Tena Menkyen’ among others. He was also instrumental in the projection of music bands into critical national acclaim; the Western Diamond Band, The Gold Nuggets Band, and the Carousel Seven Band. He has lectured and performed in many countries around the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Nigeria, Benin and the Ivory Coast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA84ST3e0BM&feature=youtu.be]]>
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