Ghanaian upper-class musician Amakye Dede paid tribute to his long-time friend, Nana Tuffour, who died in Kumasi at dawn on Monday after a short illness.

According to him, Nana Tufur’s death would create an irreplaceable vacancy in the music industry. Amakye Dede, who revealed that he had known Nana Tuffour for more than two decades, described the late musician as very influential in Ghanaian music.

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Abrantie Amakye Dede in an interview with 3FM in Accra monitored by straightnewsonline said, “Nana Tuffour was a good person and among the musicians and I was very close to him. I have known him for more than 25 years, and the last time we met was in December 2019”.

The late Nana Tuffour and Amakye Dede

Through him, I met an engineer named Bodo Steiger in Germany. It was Nana Tufur who did his music with sound Engineer Bodo Steiger in Germany first before telling me that the man was an expert, and so introduce me to him, Bodo Steiger, in Germany for his music as well.

When asked how his death would affect the music industry, the experienced musician added: His absence will create many gaps in our music business, because Nana has had a huge impact on the music scene.

The Nana Tuffour

“Let the good Lord accept him in his bosom and I know that in future he will only find a place for all of us, we will meet again,” he said.

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