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Entertainment Tue, 19 Jul 2011

Castro Denies Secret Marriage

Castro the Destroyer, who got married last year, has denied reports that he secretly got married to his Canada-based Ghanaian girl, Awura Abena, at the Roman Catholic Church at Akim Swedru in the Eastern region.

Castro told 'Beatwaves' during a visit to the Daily Guide office in Accra, that a lot of personalities in the showbiz industry, including friends and family members, were invited to witness his marriage ceremony which according to him, was announced in the media, adding, “How can this be secret when a lot of people were invited to witness the ceremony. It is not a secret thing I did”.

Castro is one of the finest breed of musicians from the west who has been a real showstopper at several live concerts in the country and beyond.

The hiplife artiste, known in real life as Theophilus Tagoe, denied allegations that a journalist with one of the showbiz newspapers was threatened and even prevented from taking pictures at the ceremony. “No journalist was prevented from taking pictures. I know some of the journalists who witnessed the ceremony. Nobody threatened them or stopped them from performing their professional duties as far as I am concerned,” he lamented.

According to reports, the security at the ceremony was tight to the extent that one could not even use his or her phone to capture anything.

Before he launched his maiden album in 2003, Castro had featured on hip-life group 4×4’s hit track ‘Sikletele’, which officially introduced him into the local music scene. Just like his current album, ‘Sradinam’, in no time became one of the favourite hits for many Ghanaians.

Later, he proved his superiority when he featured on the beat maker, J-Q of Q-Lex promotion’s compilation which also featured great rappers like, Buk Bak, 4X4, Pop Skinny. From there, with Okra, Obrafour, Kwaw Kese, Dogo and others, they came out with ‘execution diary’ under the execution record label.

Castro released ‘Damages’, ‘Tofee’, and ‘Comm Centre’, his first second and third albums respectively, which shot him to fame and musical success, but his fourth, ‘Fakye’ (Forgive), turned out a dampener and plunged him into silence. Many even suspected it was the end of the road for him.

But last year, Castro made an impact on the Ghanaian music scene when he released a collaboration, ‘African Girls’, with one of Ghana’s inspiring football stars, Asamoah Gyan. The popular ‘African Girls’ hit song was co-written by Asamoah Gyan and Castro, and Asamoah Gyan also appeared on three other tracks on the album.

The 15-track album, ‘Back to the Sender’, features artistes like Guru, Sarkodie, Osei Tutu and Tinny.

Source: George Clifford Owusu