Ghanaian highlife legend, Nana Tuffour passed away in the early hours of Monday (15 June, 2020) after a short illness.
The death of the 66-year-old has shocked many fans. Nana Tuffour aka 9-9-2-4 was known for hit songs such as Abeiku, Me Yere Dada, Odo Kakra, Sika Kakra, Akatakyiwa, Owuo Sei Fie among a host of others.
Songstress, Wiyaala revealed in tweet that “I met Nana Tuffour once in Accra. He was very nice. He told me something very important as Father musician to daughter musician. Thank you RIP”
Nana Tuffour’s musical career begun as a keyboardist alongside Alex Konadu and later a pianist with Wanto Wazuri Band. He released his first album Highlife Romance in 1979.
Many fans and public figures have turned to social media to express their condolences and as well as their best memories of the star.
Few houses from our house was your house 🏠 but I never got to meet you in person 👑— 10 AM (@StrongmanBurner) June 15, 2020
Wanted to meet you when I get a legendary record but ………😭
Rest Well LEGEND
Rest In Paradise Nana Tuffour. 2020 has snatched some of the best from us! Thank you for the music 🎼 🎶 🎵 and the legacy 🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/EMc4QjFkFs— Lilian N. Blankson (@lilianblankson) June 15, 2020
My father my mentor and boss rest well. R.I.P Nana Tuffour (a.k.a) 9924 pic.twitter.com/2QJJlvyrN2— Akwasi Opoku (@KwaiseyPee) June 15, 2020
Nana Tuffour's last performance at Adom Hilife Dance Fiesta, Tema Comm.9, Unique Court.— ShattaBa RockCity (SM BATTALIONS CEO 🔥🔥 (@ShattaRockRC) June 15, 2020
Rest In Peace Nana Tuffour 😭😭😭 Ghana lost a legend pic.twitter.com/PKN4mQfSlx
Was just talking and laughing about how Nana Tuffour thought about that Abooti word in the Abeiku https://t.co/v1ND03cRgf dammn💔— Kofi Darko (@Slowpee) June 15, 2020
I'm sure his song Abieku was a real thing that happened to him and it's my best from him.— Santasi Kim Jong-Un 🇬🇭🇰🇵 (@KofiB_E) June 15, 2020
R.I.P legendary Nana Tuffour. pic.twitter.com/g5CBp8Xzps
Rest In Peace, Legend! 9924 will forever be remembered! Nana Tuffour did Ghana good! Thank you pic.twitter.com/8QmPBiUhKW— Lexis Bill (@lexisbill) June 15, 2020