Artist : Nana Tuffour
Genre : Highlife
Probably his date of birth has been the star to his music stardom. Nana Tuffour a.k.a. James Kwaku Tuffour, a renowned Highlife singer/songwriter was born on Valentines Day 1954, in an era when intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks.
This pleasant singer/songwriter spent his childhood in a home full of love in Kumasi, Ghana. Young Tuffour was fortunate to have resourceful relatives, which gave him the opportunity to enjoy music from all around the world while at home "Nana," as he is affectionately called, kicked off his musical journey with one of the axes popularly known as "one man thousand" with keyboardist Alex Konadu.
He later joined the Wanto Wazuri Band as a pianist. Due to his sweet voice and unique style of vocalizing, Nana later became the front man of the Waza Africo Band. Envisioning a solo album, Nana left for Nigeria where he began working with famous Nigerian musician King Sunny Ade as his keyboardist.
In 1979 he released his first album Highlife Romance followed by twelve other hit albums. His new album ABEIKU is scheduled for release in March 2003.