Just when he thought his craft of doing music was ordained by God, Veteran highlife act and songwriter, Nana Tuffour said his parents believed otherwise.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Work and Happiness show on Tuesday, Nana Tuffour said all efforts to convince his parents to allow him to pursue his music career proved futile.
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According to him, his parents simply couldn’t understand why well-learned schoolboy like him would want to give up on education to do music.
Narrating his musical journey, the “Abeiku” hitmaker disclosed that his relationship with his parents was nearly marred when he went against their advice.
“I started as an organist. I was doing well in school and my parents didn’t know why I should leave school and focus on music. It was by the work of God that made them understand me. The only time I could go home was when they were asleep.”
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Asked how he was able to convince them, he said his talent proved them wrong, especially when he started soaring in the music industry.
Nana Tuffour was the frontman of the Waza Africo Band in the 70’s.
In 1979, he released his first album Highlife Romance and has since released other hit albums.
He has won many excellence awards and his last album, Abeiku was notoriously popular among the old and the young.