Castro (musician)

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Castro
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Background information
Birth name Theophilus Tagoe Castro
Born (1982-05-01) 1 May 1982 (age 35)
Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana
Origin Ghana
Genres Hiplife
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Disappeared July 6, 2014 (aged 32)
Ada Estuary

Theophilus Tagoe (born 1 May 1982, disappeared 6 July 2014), popularly known as Castro or Castro Under Fire, was a Ghanaian hiplife recording artist and musician.

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana around 1982 to Lydia Tagoe (a trader) and a Mr. Cofie (an accountant). He had his primary education at the All Saints Anglican Primary School in Takoradi.[1] He entered the musical scene with his 2003 hit song "Sradinam".

Castro was a friend of Ghana national football team's captain, Asamoah Gyan. The duo recorded three albums together.[2] "African Girls" was another hit of his.[3]

Disappearance[edit]

On 6 July 2014, Castro and Miss Janet Bandu were reported to have drowned following a jet ski accident in Ada Estuary while on holiday with the Gyan brothers. The jet ski involved in the accident was recovered[4] on the same day of their disappearance but their bodies had not been recovered yet despite a search by the police. Little is known of his disappearance.[5]

Awards[edit]

Ghana Music Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 "Odo Pa" Highlife Song of the Year Won[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hiplife Musician Castro Dead". www.peacefmonline.com. Peace Fm. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan involved in tragic boat accident, musician friend Castro feared dead". Ghana Soccernet. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Singer, Castro in Juju Scandaldate=11 January 2012". Ghana Web. 
  4. ^ "Asamoah Gyan releases statement, prays for Castro's return". GraphicOnline. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Castro, Janet search team back to base". GraphicOnline. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 VGMA RECIPIENTS". Ghana Music Awards. Retrieved 6 July 2014.