It was a weekend to forget as Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan and his elder brother, Baffour, yesterday cheated death when one of Ghana’s promising young musicians, Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro and an unnamed lady friend drowned at an area close to the Ada estuary.
The two brothers, who were with their close pal Castro, Samuel Anim Addo (Asamoah’s business manager) and other female friends, reportedly left Accra for Ada at the weekend where they booked Aqua Safari for two days.
Sources say the group later moved to another holiday resort near the Ada estuary where the Hiplife artiste and a lady friend hired a jet ski and began to cruise, while Asamoah and the friend played volleyball at a nearby court.
While cruising, eyewitnesses narrated, Castro’s lady friend who was behind the musician, fell into the lagoon and in an attempt to rescue her, both of them drowned.
Castro, a childhood friend of the Stars captain, was very instrumental in shaping the burgeoning music career of the football star.
The celebrity duo are credited with award-winning tracks “African Girls” in which the Al Ain striker rapped and “Odo Pa”, which won the Highlife Song of the Year at the 2014 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
At a farewell dinner hosted by President John Mahama at the Banquet Hall of the State House ahead of the national team’s departure for the World Cup in Brazil last month, Gyan joined castro to perform ‘Odo Pa’.
The duo had previously performed on stage at many musical shows in Ghana and the UK which further bolstered Gyan’s star appeal.
Source: Daily Graphic