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Nana Tuffour, the renowned highlife musician, is dead

One of Ghana’s greatest highlife musicians, Nana Tuffour, has passed away after an illness

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

He died at home in the early hours of Monday after a short illness and his body has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital mortuary.

According to the source, the singer, who released “Abasa Komu” this year, has been sick for some time now.

Popularly known as 9-9-2-4, Nana Tuffour recently lost a blood brother to whom he was very close.

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Although the late brother remains in the morgue due to COVID-19, sources close to the family suspect grief may have fast-tracked the crooner’s demise. His last last recording was done and has just started airplay this year.

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

The renowned highlife singer/songwriter became famous in an era when intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks.

The “Abeiku” hitmaker spent his childhood in Kumasi. Growing up, Nana Tuffour 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”.

The ace singer, with over 15 albums to his credit, later joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist.

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