6th July 2016 marks the two years anniversary of the disappearance of Ghanaian musician, Castro.
Here are 5 facts you need to know
1.When and how it happened
On 6 July 2014, Castro and Miss Janet Bandu were reported to have drowned following a jet ski accident in the Volta estuary at Ada while on holiday with the Gyan brothers. The jet ski involved in the accident was recovered but the two were no where to be found. One year later, their bodies have not been recovered despite a search by the police.
2.No funeral will be held anytime soon
Castro’ father, Mr. John Eshun, an employee of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority says the family has no plans of holding a funeral for their missing son.
We as a family have not planned anything or a funeral for Castro, but on that day, we will gather and pray to ask God that wherever Castro and whatever happened, He (God) should reveal it to us because the mystery is too much to bear.
In February of last year, eight months since the strange disappearance of Hiplife artiste Castro, a new single was released which featured the musician and sound engineer, Appietus entitled ‘Ma men do wo’ (let me love you).
4.Asamoah Gyan denies sacrificing Castro for juju
Since Asamoah Gyan was present at the time of the incident, there were suggestions that Castro was killed as part of a ritual sacrifice – something that Gyan denied any knowledge of or involvement in. The 28-year-old was forced to released a statement addressing the ‘wild allegations and rumours’.
It said: ‘What sells in the media, and what indeed sold and is still selling in the media in Ghana are wild allegations and rumours directed especially at Asamoah Gyan – ranging from the absurd – of the imputation of criminality to him in the sense that he either murdered Castro or had him kidnapped – and ending with the ludicrous – that he sacrificed him spiritually to enhance his career.‘We have been silent while these wild allegations and rumours have been peddled in the media. We have been silent not because we are concealing anything or that we do not feel the need to fully state what, from our reckoning, had happened in Ada. We have been silent because we did not want to interfere with police investigations.‘We have been totally dismayed by the fact that the platform was provided for the peddling of these wild and ludicrous allegations and rumours against us. Those to whom the platform was provided offered no evidence whatsoever to back their statements. And indeed, the allegation of spiritual sacrifice can by no stretch of the imagination be propped up.‘Now, we take the opportunity and state without the slightest doubt in our minds that we are not blamable for the disappearance of Castro and Janet Bandu. We had no hand in that occurrence. We have no moral or legal culpability whatsoever.’
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5.Seihor won song of the Year award at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
Castro’s song Seihor won the plaque by beating Guru’s ‘Pooley’, VVIP’s ‘Selfie’, D-Black’s ‘Personal Person’, Samini’s ‘Iskoki’, Sarkodie’s ‘Adonai.
Fans and even Musicians who were hoping to win the song of the year award couldn’t hide their joy for Castro.
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