Ghanaian highlife legend, Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson popularly known as Paapa Yankson will be laid to rest 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 proven. His interment is set for the Methodist Church Cemetery in Apam.
He has composed many hit songs some of which have attracted national awards and nomination for awards. In 1997 his composition, Yaaba won an award for Best Composition during the Komkomba Awards.
His works, Wiase Mu Nsem, Show Your Love, Wo Yere Anaa Wo Maame, and Tena Menkyen are among his hit songs.
Paapa Yankson has more than 15 albums to his credit and it is not surprising that some young hiplife artistes keep knocking at his door to feature him on their albums. He has taught and performed in many countries around the world including the US, Canada, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Nigeria, Benin and Cote d’Ivoire.
He was instrumental in the projection of music bands into critical national acclaim- the Western Diamond Band, The Gold Nuggets Band and the Carousel Seven Band.
Paapa Yankson died at his Dansoman residence after a short illness on Friday, July 21, 2017.