Benjamin Akono Kofi Yankson, popularly known as Paapa Yankson died on July 21, 2017. He was 78.
He has been honored with a state funeral at the forecourt of the State House in Accra Saturday,21st October 2017.The ceremony brought together the old and young alike, whose lives the highlife veteran has affected with his music.
Some of the known faces at the funeral include President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; Catherine Afeku, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture; Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) president, Bice Osei Kuffour (Obour); past President Sidiku Buari, Asiedu Nketia of the National Democratic Party (NDC) and Ahuma Bosco Ocansey (Daddy Bosco), an administrator at MUSIGA.
And Some musicians at the event include Pat Thomas, Rex Omar, Yaw Sarpong, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, AB Crentsil among others.
And below are photos from the state funeral of Papa Yankson