Ghanaian celebrated highlife musician Nana Tuffour has passed on.
The musician was popularly known as 99 24.
The renowned highlife singer/songwriter rose to fame in an era when intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks.
Nana Tuffour reportedly died today, Monday, June 15, 2020, at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi after a short illness.
Nana Tuffour, widely known for his ‘Abeiku’ song, also had hit songs such as ‘Odo Kakra Sika Kakra’, ‘Meyere Dada’, among others.
Born James Kwaku Tuffour, on Valentines Day 1954, Tuffour was fortunate to have resourceful relatives, which gave him the opportunity to enjoy music from all around the world while at home.
He started his music journey with keyboardist Alex Konadu.
He later joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist.
Due to his good voice and unique style of singing, Nana later became the front man of the Waza Africo Band.
Nana later left for Nigeria, where he began working with famous Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade as his keyboardist.
In 1979, he released his first album Highlife Romance followed by twelve other hit albums.