Nana Tuffuor passes on
Ghanaians woke up to shock as 66-year-old renowned highlife singer/writer Nana Tuffuor was confirmed dead to Andy Dosty, host of Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM on Monday.
He died at home in the early hours of Monday after a short illness and his body has been deposited at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Mortuary.
According to the source, the singer who released ‘Abasa Komu’ this year has been sick for some time now.
James Kwaku Tuffour a.k.a Nana Tuffour a.k.a. 9-9-2-4 is a renowned Highlife singer/songwriter and was born on Valentines Day 1954, in an era where intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks. It is no wonder that he has crooned his way into the hearts of many women over the years with is sweet and smooth ballads.
This pleasant singer/songwriter spent his childhood in a home full of love in Kumasi, Ghana. Young Tuffour was fortunate to have resourceful relatives, which gave him the opportunity to enjoy music from all around the world while at home “Nana,” as he is affectionately called, kicked off his musical journey with one of the axes popularly known as “one man thousand” with keyboardist Alex Konadu.
He later joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist. Due to his sweet voice and unique style of vocalizing, Nana later became the front man of the Waza Africo Band. Envisioning a solo album, Nana 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’ and has since released twelve other hit albums. He has won many excellence awards and his last album, ‘Abeiku’ was notoriously popular among the old and the young.
“May his soul rest in perfect peace “.