Father of musician Castro seems disappointed in the organizers of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for putting up a tribute performance on behalf of his son without prior notice to him and his family.
The tribute performance which was in remembrance of the musician was performed at the 22nd VGMAs by Sarkodie, Kofi Kinaata, and Kurl Songx.
Castro’s father in an interview revealed that he was not consulted before the performance was put up.
“They did not consult me before they went ahead with a tribute performance for my son. What I expected was that they come to see me and let me
know that this is what they want to do but that didn’t happen. I take it that these persons were not brought up well,” he said.
According to him, his son has not been declared dead, and until he is declared no one has the right to organize a tribute show in his memory.
“I saw a flyer pointing to the effect that there was a tribute event in memory of my son but I moved in to prevent that. I’ve seen that they have
changed the flyer to Obofour Show. I won’t allow such things,” he said
Today marks exactly seven years ago on July 6, 2014, hiplife musician, Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro, disappeared with Miss Janet Bandu at the Ada Estuary while on holiday with the Gyan brothers and friends.
Castro and Miss Janet Bandu were reported to have drowned following a jet ski accident at Ada Estuary.
While the jet ski involved in the accident was recovered on the same day of their disappearance, their bodies were not, despite a search by the police. The pair remain missing to date.
Sources indicate that the family of Castro will hold a meeting at their home at Efie Kuma Number 9 to declare their son’s death whether alive or not. The state will also declare him dead per the laws.
Some celebrities including a number of colleague musicians are still hopeful missing Castro will return but when and how remains the mystery puzzle.
What the law says about a missing person
By the Laws of Ghana, Castro and Miss Janet Bandu can only be declared legally dead by a court after seven years.
According to The Evidence Act of 1975, Section 33, a person can only be declared legally dead after seven years by a court, where the person in question has not been seen or heard from in seven years despite diligent and persistent efforts to find him.
Early life and career
He was born in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana in 1982 to Lydia Tagoe (a trader) and a Mr. Cofie (an accountant). He had his primary and Junior high education at the All Saints Anglican Primary School in Takoradi.
He started singing as early as age 10 and entered the musical scene with his 2003 hit song “Sradinam”. He had features on the hip-life group 4×4 hit track, “Sikletele,” which officially introduced him to the local music scene before he launched his debut album in 2003.”Sradinam” soon became one of many Ghanaians’ favorite hits.
Castro’s dream was to retire and become a producer. His dream was to help bring to the limelight talented unknown young artists. He believes that this will develop the young talented artist and groom them for the market by becoming a producer.
Castro was a friend of the Ghana national football team’s captain, Asamoah Gyan. The duo recorded three albums together. “African Girls” was another hit of theirs.
Ghana Music Awards
In the year 2006, he won the Hiplife Artiste of the Year as well as the Hiplife Album of the Year, with his song “Toffee”. This award won him so much recognition in and outside Ghana.
In the year 2011, he won the Best Hiplife Song of the Year which featured Asamoah Gyan with the song “African Girls”.