Hiplife Musician, Castro, Girlfriend Feared Dead

Janet BanduRenowned hiplilfe musician, Castro is feared dead Castro, whose real name is Theophilus Tagoe, is feared to have drowned in the Volta Lake while trying to save a female friend, Janet Bandu, from drowning, after he and his friends, including the Black Stars’ captain, Asamoah Gyan, had gone holidaying at the Aqua Safari Resort at Ada in the Greater Accra Region.

The police, during a search, found only the Jeski river boat the two were riding around the Ada estuary, with no trace of them.

Ada District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Dodzi Godact Hlodzi confirmed the disappearance of the two to The Ghanaian Times yesterday, but could not ascertain their death.

He said a search party was looking for both Castro and Janet in the river.

At the time of going to press, a search was underway to possibly rescue them. The resort and its immediate environs have been cordoned off by the Marine Unit of the Ghana Police Service for rescue operations.

The “Adonai” hit maker hails from Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. He was born in 1982 to Lydia Tagoe, a trader, and Mr Coffie, an accountant at the Takoradi Harbour. He attended Anglican Primary and J.S.S in Takoradi.

He started singing at the tender age of 10, and has a number of albums to his credit, including “Sradinam” and “Toffee.”

Before he launched his debut album in 2003, he had featured on hip-life group 4 x 4 hit track, “Sikletele” which officially introduced him into the local music scene. Just like his current album, “Sradinam” in no time, became one of the favourite hits for many Ghanaians.

Later he proved his superiority when he featured on the beat maker, J-Q of Q-Lex promotion’s compilation which also featured great rappers like, Buk Bak, 4 x 4, Pope Skinny and then later, with Okra, Obrafour, Kow Kese, Dogo and others, they came out with ‘execution diary’ under the execution record label

Before his current mega blaster “Toffee”, Castro had sung on Buk Bak’s album, which also made a great impact in the music arena.

Castro and Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan have also collaborated, under Baby Jet Promotions owned by Gyan, on multiple award-winning hit songs. From Dzifa Emma Tetteh, Ada


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