The 66 year old musician is confirmed dead. He died at home in the early hours of Monday after a short illness and his remains has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Mortuary.
‘Abasa Komu’ which is his latest release in the year 2020,have been on the market for some time now.
The man 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, info reveals that he was close to his last brother and the family suspects grief and pain may have fast-tracked this shocking death.
James Nana Tuffour was born on Valentine’s Day in 1954 and this has been his secret rise to stardom.
The renowned highlife singer/songwriter rose to fame in an era when intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks.
The launching of the ‘Abeiku’ song is what he’s highly remembered of.
The hitmaker spent his childhood in Kumasi.
Growing up, he was surrounded by resourceful relatives which gave him the opportunity to enjoy music from all around the world while at home.
The ace singer with over 15 albums to his credit later joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist.For someone with great vocals and unique lyrics, Nana Tuffour later became the front man of the Waza Africo Band.
In 1979 he released his first album Highlife Romance followed by many other hit albums.
A countless number of Nana Tuffour’s songs were recorded at Bodo Staiger’s Rheinklang studio in Duesseldorf, where also many other highlife stars from Ghana had produced their hits.
May his gentle soul rest in peace. The nation have lost a great man of valour