Information reaching our news desk indicates that Ghanaian Highlife artiste, James Nana Tuffour, popularly known as Nana Tuffour, has passed on.
He died at home in the early hours of Monday after a short illness and his body has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Mortuary.
A source close to the 66-year-old confirmed his passing to Andy Dosty, host of Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Monday. According to the source, the singer who released ‘Abasa Komu’ this year has been sick for some time now.
The man is popularly known as 9-9-2-4 recently lost a blood brother with whom he is very close to.
Although the late brother remains in the morgue due to Covid-19, sources close to the family suspect grief may have fast-tracked the crooner’s demise.
James Kwaku Tuffour a.k.a Nana Tuffour a.k.a. 9-9-2-4 is a renowned Highlife singer/songwriter. He was born on Valentines Day 1954 in an era when intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks. It is no wonder that his has crooned his way into the hearts of many women over the years with is sweat 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 frontman 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.
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