Sobering scenes at Paapa Yankson’s state burial – SEE IMAGES!

Highlife icon Paapa Yankson (born Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson) was laid to rest over the weekend. A state burial held for him at the forecourt of the State House  was attended by President Nana Akuffo Addo, Tourism minister Hon. Catherine Afeku, MUSIGA president Bice Osei Kuffour, ace broadcaster Kofi Sintim Misah, and a host of other veteran […]

Paapa Yankson GOES HOME, October 21

Ghanaian highlife doyen Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson (more commonly known as Paapa Yankson) will be interred on Saturday, October 21. A state event,  the burial service comes off at the forecourt of the State House, and is expected to be graced by droves from all spectrums of society, because of how far-reaching his influence has […]

Nana Addo remembers PAAPA YANKSON

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo – Addo has paid glowing tribute to the late Paapa Yankson describing him as a pillar of the Ghanaian music industry and an icon who has served the nation very well. This was at a meeting with a delegation led by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Honorable Catherine […]

OBITUARY: Paapa Yankson

Highlife legend Paapa Yankson was finishing his sixteenth and final album until his passing at his Dansoman residence last Friday, July 21. According to producer Dan Graal (with whom he was working on the project), it consists entirely of love songs: to a neighbor, to family, a lover, humanity. Old and poorly, he would not […]

One Week Celebration for Paapa Yankson set for August 4!

The family of highlife legend Benjamin Paapa Kofi Yankson has announced that the one week celebration for him will take place on Friday August 4 at the Dansoman Keep Fit Club after a short church service at the Dansoman Methodist Church. This was disclosed by the son of Paapa Yankson, Silas Yankson during a visit […]

OBITUARY: Veteran highlife singer Paapa Yankson passes

The death is reported of highlife legend Paapa Yankson, who has been tied to a wheelchair as a result of a long illness reportedly died at his residence in Accra. Co-founder of the famous Western Diamonds Band, and such songs as Yaaba, Wiase Mu Nsem, Show Your Love, Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame, and Tena Menkyen; his lovely duet […]

PHOTOS: Nana Ampadu, Paapa Yankson, OK, Amandzeba, others rock #MOGO2017

This year’s edition of Citi FM’s Music of Ghanaian Origin (MOGO) dinner dance came off on Saturday March 25 at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra. A celebration of authentic highlife music as well as the nation’s diamond jubilee, the night witnessed exciting performances from some of our most respected names in that genre: Okyeame Kwame, […]

#ENewsGHPlaylist: Paapa Yankson, E.L, Akan, Wiyaala, others

Thursday, November 24.   1. Tena Menkyen – Paapa Yankson ft. Paulina Oruro         Released many years ago, Paapa Yankson’s Tena Menkyen is among the country’s most cherished duets — a true classic. Introduced by tender whistling and a ripe tenor, the melodious duet captures flawlessly, a sentimental exchange between a couple in love. […]