Singer Castro Feared Dead After Jet Ski Accident
Ghanaian musician Castro is thought to have died in a jet ski accident while on holiday with footballer Asamoah Gyan.
Castro has been reported missing after trying to rescue drowning girlfriend Janet Bandu, near the Ghanaian coastal town of Ada.
The 32-year-old singer, whose real name is Theophilus Tagoe, along with Bandu, Ghanaian striker Gyan and some friends, hired jet skis from the Aqua Safari Resort on Saturday.
Bandu is said to have fallen from the back of the jet ski Castro was riding, and witnesses say he jumped in to try and rescue her.
Blackstars striker Gyan frequently takes holidays in the region, and was visiting following Ghana’s exit from the World Cup after the group stage.
As well as being captain of his national side, Gyan had recently appeared as a guest vocalist on some of Castro’s biggest hit songs.
Castro, whose style is described as ‘hiplife’ – a combination of hip-hop and highlife – is one of Ghanas top earning musicians.
Local news website Vibe Ghana reports one of the friends accompanying the pair said: “All of us, including Asamoah Gyan dived in to try and save Janet Bandu and Castro.
“We all tried to help, but we couldn’t. We were very far away from them.”
A body has reportedly been found by local fishermen, but so far it has not been identified as the missing rapper or his girlfriend.