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Theophilus Tagoe popularly known as Castro or Castro Under Fire was a Ghanaian hiplife recording artist and musician.

He was born on 1 May 1982 in Takoradi to Lydia Tagoe, a trader, and a Mr. Cofie, an accountant. He attended the All Saints Anglican Primary School.

Castro started singing at the very young age of 10, releasing "Sradinam" a hit song in 2003. Followed by getting featured on "Sikletele" by 4x4. He then proceeded and released an album.

He was a very good friend of Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan with whom he recorded three albums. Their song "African Girls" was an instant hit.

Castro's dream was to retire and become a producer, develop, groom, and help young unknown artists once he becomes a producer.

Castro and his girlfriend Janet Bandu were reported missing after it was claimed they drowned while on holiday with the Gyan brothers at the Ada Estuary. They were both on the same jet ski which was recovered but their bodies had not been recovered after countless searches by the police.

Recounting events surrounding Castro's disappearance, Gyan said: "That was the first time they went to Aqua Safari and that in the previous years, they went to Akosombo.

That particular year, the yacht at Akosombo was broken down so they decided to go to Ada. Before going to Ada, they called to find out if they could get a bigger yacht because, their friends always organized to bring their lady friends so as to make the party fun, so they were told they could get two yachts at Ada.

Castro called me a week before I returned to Ghana and said he may not be able to go with us since a friend of his was bereaved, and he had to attend the funeral in Kumasi.

A day before we went to Ada, Castro came to my house and said he was on his way to Kumasi and would not join us. But whilst we were on our way to Ada, on the Accra-Tema motorway, we received a phone call that "Under", Castro wants us to wait for him.

We parked at a fuel-filling station where a crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of me. I later got the inclination it was destined to happen because he was initially not part of the trip.

When we got to Ada, everything went fine. We were to spend three days. We started using the Jet Ski on the second day."


He won the Hiplife Artiste of the Year in 2006 as well as the Hiplife Album of the Year, with his song "Toffee".

In the year 2011, he won the Best Hiplife Song of the Year which featured Asamoah Gyan with the song "African Girls".

Year Recipient Award Result 2006 "Toffee" Hiplife Song of the Year Won 2006 "Toffee" Hiplife Album of the Year Won 2011 "African Girls" Best Hiplife Song of the Year Won 2014 "Odo Pa" Highlife Song of the Year Won