Nana Tuffour aka "9-9-2-4"

Sad News: Ghanaian Highlife musician Nana Tuffour has died

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Sad news reaching BieGyaNation.Com indicates that legendary Ghanaian Highlife musician, Nana Tuffour has passed on.

The ace highlife singer passed on in the early hours of today, Monday, June 15th, 2020 at his home in Kumasi after a short illiness.

His body has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Mortuary in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

Nana Tuffour’s one-week memorial has been scheduled for Monday, June 29th, 2020 in Kumasi.

The legendary highlife musician who has over 15 albums to his credit had popular hit songs like “Abeiku”,  “Me Yere Dada San B3 Ware Me”, “Fa Wo Nsa B3 To Me Kom, among others.

The 66-year-old Highlife musician before his passing on was already mourning a bl00d brother he had lost whose remains still lays in the morgue due to Covid-19.

The man who was popularly known as 9-9-2-4 was born James Nana Tuffour on Valentine’s Day in 1954.

The renowned highlife musician grew up in Kumasi, Ashanti Region where he was exposed to many lovers of music which gave him the opportunity to listen to a wide range of music.

Nana Tuffour’s musical journey began with one of the country’s best keyboardist Alex Konadu popularly known as ‘one-man thousand.’

He moved on in life and later joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist.

For someone with great vocals and unique lyrics, Nana Tuffour later became the front man of the Waza Africo Band.

In no time he was envisioning a solo album, a reason for which he sojourned in Nigeria.

In Nigeria, he began working with legendary Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade as his keyboardist.

In 1979 he released his first album Highlife Romance followed by many other hit albums.

A countless number of Nana Tuffour’s songs were recorded at Bodo Staiger’s Rheinklang studio in Duesseldorf, where also many other highlife stars from Ghana had produced their hits.

Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com

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