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Entertainment of Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Source: Anita Ampomah-Hitz FM

Castro saga: I’m disappointed in MUSIGA - DJ Amess

DJ Amess, former manager of hiplife musician Castro has condemned a planned candlelight procession organised by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) in honour of the artiste.

Rescue operations started Sunday, July 6, 2014 for Castro, born Theophilus Tagoe, and his female companion, Janet Bandu who went missing while jet skiing on the Volta Lake at Ada.

Castro and Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan were at the Peace Holiday Resort in Ada, together with some friends, for recreation when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The Marine Division of the Ghana Police Service intensified search operations Monday but as at Friday, hopes of finding Castro and Janet alive, seemed to have been lost.

According to DJ Amess, Castro is part of the 100 musicians who took the Ghana Music Right Organization (GHAMRO) to court, accusing Carlos Sakyi, former Chairman of GHAMRO, of embezzling funds collected on behalf of music rights owners in Ghana, and was shocked that MUSIGA was not able to issue a statement but wanted to organise a procession in his memory.

“I’m sorry, I am disappointed in my own group (MUSIGA),” he told Hitz FM in an interview.

Hiplife musician Okyeame Kwame, a member of MUSIGA had revealed on Hitz FM that MUSIGA was going to hold a candlelight procession in Ada on Sunday, July 13.

The ceremony, he noted, was a sign of hope that their comrade would be found.

A delegation from the musicians' group, headed by Nana Kwaku Okyere Duah (Tic Tac) visited Castro’s family in a bid to get their permission for the event but his family turned down the request on the grounds that Castro has not been dead.

DJ Amess complained about news circulating on social media that Castro is dead.

“The family hasn’t confirmed that their child is dead or alive,” he added.