Paapa Yankson 1week celebration scheduled for 4 th August

Paapa Yankson 1week celebration scheduled for 4 th August

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Officials of the musicians union of Ghana (MUSIGA) today paid a customary
visit to the Family of hilife legend, late Paapa Yankson in Accra.
This necessary visit followed after the legend passed away last week Friday. It
was topoir out condolences to the family and to help arrange for the legend's
funeral rites which is yet to be revealed.
However, a date for the 1 week celebration was released by the family during
this visit which is 4 th August 2017 at the Keep fit club in Dansoman, Accra.
Officials who were present at this meeting includes Alhaji Sidiku Buari (former
MUSIGA president), Bessa Simon (1 st vice Chairman, GHAMRO), Ahuma
Ocansey Bosco (Dir. Of Communication and special projects, MUSIGA), Rev
Fiifi Khan (Administrator, MUSIGA), Ras Caleb Adjetey (Greater Accra
Chairman MUSIGA), Alex Odoi (Welfare Chairman, MUSIGA), Rev. Ghansah
and Mr. Henry Paa Kwasi Smith (Scratch studios).
Paapa Yankson was given a legendary award at the recent VGMAs for his
tremendous work towards the development of the music industry.
Furthermore, Paapa Yankson's son, Sisle Yankson last week stated that his
father deserves or should be given a state burial for his contribution to the
nations development but some union leaders thinks Paapa rather needs a “State
recognition or Appreciation”.
Speaking to the chief officer of the Ghana Music Right Organization
(GHAMRO), Abraham Adjetey indicated in an interview with Lisa Baakope
that Paapa Yankson has contributed immensely to the music industry and needs
a state recognition not a State burial as everyone is indicating.
“I am saddened as to why people are calling for a state burial for the legend,
why do we limit state burial to only politicians. If someone contributes his quota
to the national development then they need a state burial. So the state want us to
die before they honour us” he asked.
“I think Paapa Yankson deserves a state recognition then the continuation can
be a state burial”. He concluded.
According Captain Abraham people must not die before they are honoured by
the state for contributing their quota.
Paapa Yankson can be remembered with indigenous hilife songs like ‘Yaaba”,
“Show your love”,”Abaayi”,”Tenamenkyen”, “wo yeri anaa wo maame” just to
mention few.

Story by: Ntewusu Philomina (Shadow Radio)

 

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