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 proven. His interment is set for the Methodist Church Cemetery in Apam.
OBITUARY: Paapa Yankson
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 with Paulina Oduro, have endeared multitudes to him through all these years.
He has turned in some 15 albums in all, and is recipient of several honours, including this year’s Vodafone Lifetime Achievement Honour.
Paapa Yankson died at his Dansoman residence Friday, July 21.