Another Thursday is here again, the #KobbyKyeiNewsFocus is on Gospel musical duo, Tagoe sisters which consist of two beautiful twins Lydia Dedei Yawson Tagoe and Elizabeth Korkoi Tagoe who were born to the late Hammond Ayikwei Tagoe and Madam Theresa Aidoo on July 27, 1965.
They are 50% Ga and 50% Denkyira. Their father was from Korle-Wokon, a suburb of Accra and their mother, Madam Theresa was from Dunkwa-On-Offin in the Central Region.
They had their education at the Alogboshie primary and middle school, near Achimota in Accra. Later, they went to the YMCA to learn dressmaking, which they abandoned to venture into singing.
In the early days of their career, the duo worked in a group of three, with Hannah Tsia Mensah, called the “I am Three Sisters”. They sang backup for musicians like Felix Bell and G Man and made appearances on Mr Picus Laryea’s shows in the 1970’s.
In 1983, they joined the Open Bible Church International where they met the male singing group called The Advent Heralds. They backed the Heralds at their public performances and in 1985 they met the late Rev. Francis Akwasi Amoako who became their mentor.
Under his guidance, they toured far and wide both in and out of Ghana and gained fame. Their first album ‘Nyame ye Kese’ which was written by the Advent Heralds,was released in 1987. Orekyekye and Stay in my Heart followed in 1988.
In 1990, they lost their mentor in a fatal accident as they were returning to Accra after performing at a crusade in Takoradi. Rev. Dr Thomas Harry Yawson came into their lives and became their songwriter and director.
The adorable Tagoe sisters have eight (8) solid studio recorded albums to their credit which each of them albums contains eight well written, produced, mixed and mastered songs.
Tagoe sisters became a household name in the 80s, 90s and even now their songs are enjoyed by many good music lovers across the globe.
Written by Asare Bediako-Addo, Kobby Kyei News
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