The legendary highlife artiste, Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson popularly known as Paapa Yankson will be given a state burial scheduled by both family and government on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This was revealed by theMinister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Afeku.
The late Paapa Yankson passed away on July 21, 2017. His last performance was at the “Bottles and Bands” staged in November last year.
Paapa Yankson had to his credit 15 albums which included songs like “Show Your Love”, “Okukuseku” and “Tena Me Nky3n”.
At the press conference to officially inform the public about the funeral arrangements; Catherine Afeku, mentioned that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is an ardent lover of music and per the immeasurable contribution of Paapa Yankson, the president has directed that he receive a state burial.
The burial service will take place at the forecourt of the State House, Accra, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. -5: 00 pm.
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