Legendary Highlife Musician Nana Tuffour aka 9924 has passed on at age 66.
According to a family source who confirmed the sad news to Peacefmonline.com, Nana Tuffour died at his residence Kuamsi in the Ashanti region in the early hours of Monday June 15, 2020 after a short illness and his remains have been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Mortuary.
Born James Nana Tuffour popularly known as 9924, was a renowned highlife singer/songwriter. The ‘Abeiku’ 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.
Affectionately called Nana at home, he kicked off his musical journey with one of the country’s best keyboardist Alex Konadu popularly known as ‘one-man thousand.’
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 no time he was envisioning a solo album, a reason for which he sojourned in Nigeria. In Nigeria, he began working with legendary Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade as his keyboardist.
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.