Ghanaian singer and rapper Kofi Kinaata has posited that the late legendary musician, Paapa Yankson deserves a state burial due to his massive contributions to the music industry in Ghana. Not long ago, the son of the late musician lamented for the same claim.
According to him, a state burial for Yankson will also motivate other musicians to put in much effort to uplift the image of the country through their music.
Speaking in an interview with Prince Benjamin, host of the Class Drive on Class 91.3FM, Kofi Kinaata said the ‘Tena Me Nkyen’ hit maker had done so much for the country with his music and also served as a mentor for most promising artistes, a situation that demands that he be given a national burial.
“He was a role model and a mentor, his sounds were the only sounds that we were listening to in Takoradi. I see him as a father. After the 2017 VGMAs I went to his house and he gave me a whole lot of advice.”
According to Kofi Kinaata, giving the late Paapa Yankson a state burial will boost the morale of the up and coming Hi-life artistes to push the broad to the highest expectations.