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Musician Castro feared dead in jet ski accident

BY: graphic.com.gh

Hiplife artiste,Theophilus Tagoe aka Castro, is said to have died in a jet ski accident at Ada.

Sources say he drowned in the Volta Lake while on a weekend getaway with Black Stars striker, Asamoah Gyan.

Gyan was taking his friends a boat cruise in Ada, when the accident occurred Sunday afternoon, according to the reports.

The Black Stars Captain usually rents out a yacht to accommodate close family members and friends whenever he is in town for holidays. But, according to  Ghanasoccernet.com, the said yacht was unavailable this time around, as it had been sent out for repairs.

The group, therefore, resorted to using ski boats.


Castro and his female friend were said to have taken one of the ski boats out on a cruise on the Volta Lake when the accident occurred.

According to the reports, the lady, who was not wearing a life jacket, suddenly fell into the lake, prompting Castro to try to rescue her.

As Castro attempted to rescue the lady, both of them drowned, the reports noted.The incident reportedly happened at the Ada estuary.

The jet ski they were riding and the life jacket used by Castro have been recovered, but the bodies of the two have not been found, the reports stated.

Rescue efforts

Local fishermen in the area are now making efforts to find the bodies.

Graphic.com.gh gathered that libation has already been poured by the traditional authorities in the area to try and appease the gods to 'release' the bodies.

Benjamin Tettey, who is in the area,  told Accra-based Adom FM Sunday that it might take two or three days before the bodies are found

The man Castro

Castro, who hails from Takoradi, 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.

His debut album, Sradenam, released in 2003, shot him to public prominence and he followed up with subsequent hit albums including Toffee, Comm Centre and African Girls.

Before he launched the album in 2003, he had featured on hip-life group 4x4 hit track, 'sikletele', which officially introduced him into the local music scene.

Castro earned the accolade,  'The Destroyer', which was attached to his showbiz name because most of his songs became instant hits.

He was also called 50 Cent by close pals due to his striking resemblance to American rapper and artiste, 50 Cent.

Castro endeared himself to many last year when he released 'Odo Pa', which featured Asamoah Gyan and Kofi Kinaata.

The song earned him the 'Highlife Song of the Year' award at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards.

“It has always been my prayer that God will bless me so that I can help the society, family and unearth talents that are hidden. “My dream is to help bring talented but hidden young artistes to limelight,” he told Graphic Showbiz in an interview last year December.

Jet Ski

A Jet Ski is a small self-propelled vehicle resembling a scooter, which skims across water and is steered by means of handlebars.

The top speed of a Jet Ski depends on the size of the engine and the weight of the riders and on an average, it reaches a speed of 80mph.

 When speeding, the nose of a Jet Ski normally rises leaving the rear to dip a little while it skims the water. A second rider usually needs to hold fast to maintain a balance.

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