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Castro

Castro

A talented life cut short

1982

Childhood
01 May 1982

Childhood

Theophilus Tagoe, better known as Castro or Castro Under Fire, was born on 1st May 1982 in Takoradi, Ghana. He was raised by Lydia Tagoe, a trader, and Mr. Cofie, an accountant.

2003

Musical Journey
19 July 2003

Musical Journey

Castro attended the All Saints Anglican Primary School, where he developed an early passion for music. In 2003, he burst onto the musical scene with his hit song "Sradinam" and further gained popularity after featuring on the hip-life group 4x4's track, "Sikletele." This set the stage for his debut album release the same year, earning him widespread recognition in and outside Ghana.

2008

Friendship with Asamoah Gyan and Collaborations
19 July 2008

Friendship with Asamoah Gyan and Collaborations

One of Castro's closest friends was the renowned Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan. Their friendship blossomed into a musical partnership, leading to three successful albums together. Their song "African Girls" became an instant hit, further cementing Castro's place in the hearts of music enthusiasts.

2014

Mysterious Disappearance
06 July 2014

Mysterious Disappearance

Tragedy struck on 6th July 2014 when Castro and his girlfriend, Janet Bandu, were reported missing after a jet ski accident at the Ada Estuary while holidaying with the Gyan brothers and friends. Despite a thorough search by the police, their bodies were never found. The circumstances surrounding their disappearance remain shrouded in mystery.

2015

Asamoah Gyan's Account of Events
19 July 2015

Asamoah Gyan's Account of Events

Asamoah Gyan provided his account of the events leading up to Castro's disappearance. The trip was initially planned without Castro, but he unexpectedly decided to join them. While on their way to Ada, Castro made a phone call, requesting them to wait for him. Tragically, this decision ultimately led to the fateful jet ski accident.

2021

The Seven-Year Rule
19 July 2021

The Seven-Year Rule

Since Castro's disappearance, there have been conflicting views regarding his fate. Asamoah Gyan, after consulting deities, believes Castro is no more, but Ghanaian law requires a missing person to be legally declared dead after seven years. Some speculate that the disappearance may have been a publicity stunt gone wrong, while others hold on to hope that he might still return someday.

2023

Awards and Achievements
19 July 2023

Awards and Achievements

Castro's talent and hard work earned him several prestigious awards. In 2006, he received the Hiplife Artiste of the Year and Hiplife Album of the Year for his song "Toffee." In 2011, he won the Best Hiplife Song of the Year for "African Girls," featuring Asamoah Gyan. Additionally, his song "Odo Pa" won the Highlife Song of the Year award in 2014.

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