Family of missing Hiplife artiste Castro De Destroyer has stopped the umbrella body for musicians in Ghana – the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), from organizing any ceremony meant to mark the one week of Castro’s mysterious disappearance.
The family led by Castro’s father revealed this to the union over the weekend when members and some executives visited the family in Accra.
Prior to their visit to the family on Saturday July 12, MUSIGA had already began publicity on a solemn night vigil in form of a candle light procession scheduled for yesterday Sunday July 13 at Ada where the unfortunate incident happened.
MUSIGA in collaboration with Kojo Antwi’s Breeze 90.9 FM planned a song and prayer vigil at Ada in solidarity with Castro’s family at 5pm Sunday July 13 and the dress code was supposed to be white but it appears MUSIGA did not give Castro’s family prior notice early enough for them to decide whether they were going to give them the go-ahead before they went public with the information.
In view of this, the family cancelled the much anticipated vigil for Castro just few hours before the scheduled date.
“The planned trip by MUSIGA and Breeze FM to Ada for a prayer session in solidarity with Castro has been called off till further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience”, sent to the media on Saturday evening by MUSIGA administrator Daddy Bosco.
Even though MUSIGA did not really state the real reason why the vigil was called off, a member of Castro’s family who spoke to Peacefmonline.com on condition of anonymity disclosed that due to some superstitious beliefs and the fact that the family still believes Castro is alive, they couldn’t have allowed MUSIGA to go ahead with night vigil.
“We believe our son Castro is still alive so why should we allow something like this to happen in his memory as if he is dead. We will only accept his death when we see his dead body”.
Sunday was exactly one week since the incident and according the Akan tradition if any ceremony is allowed to happen on the that particular day, then it’s as though the family has accepted that Castro is dead.
MUSIGA intended to organize this annually in anticipation that Castro would return alive one day or even if he is dead his body may be found.
The family has however agreed to collaborate with MUSIGA for any arrangement later when they finally decide to organize any ceremony in memory of Castro.
Theophilus Tagoe, known in showbiz cycles as “CASTRO UNDERFYRE” and Janet Bandu of “I am in Love with Bomaye” fame went “Missing” on Sunday July 6, when they went jet skiing on the Ada-Volta estuary.
The two are suspected to have drowned after a Jet Ski accident on the Volta Lake in Ada. But families of the two, music lovers and friends are keeping hope alive.