Google search engine

Asamoah Gyan, former Ghana International and musician, has disclosed that he still misses his bosom friend and hiplife musician, Castro, who has been missing for almost 10 years now.

The ‘Under Fire’ artiste was on a holiday cruise with his girlfriend and Gyan when he and the lady, Janet Bandu, got missing.

Appearing on Onua TV’s morning show Monday, April 15, 2024, Asamoah Gyan said it was Castro that taught him on outings, having been an indoor person whose routine was from the football pitch to the house.

Disclosing that the musician was also a good player of football, Gyan said they became friends after the hiplife artiste had called him on stage to perform with him when he came to Italy for a show at the time he was playing for Udinese.

“I miss Castro so much because he taught me a lot of things. He taught me outing. Castro was a footballer and that is how we became friends. He came to perform in Italy and invited me on stage and he told me to invite him for Monday Stars whenever we come around [in Ghana] and play. So we invited him and he came to play and that’s how we became close,” he disclosed.

Born Theophilus Tagoe, Castro and his girlfriend, Janet Bandu, mysteriously disappeared while on holiday at Ada on July 06, 2015.

Castro and girlfriend, Janet Bandu

There have been conflicting reports as to whether the musician is still alive or died alongside the girlfriend who was riding on the Jet Ski at Ada towards the estuary on the said date.

Gyan, who went to Ada with him had disclosed some years after his demise that he could not perform a funeral rite for his friend whom he believed was no more because the law required that a missing person can be declared dead after seven years.

According to him, two deities he consulted in the heat of Castro’s disappearance all confirmed that the musician was no more, giving him the inclination that Castro was no more.

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. “A day before we went to Ada, he [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 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 but ended up using the Jet Ski on the second day,” Gyan had narrated in the early years of Castro’s disappearance.

Others, who are holding contrary views, believe his disappearance could be linked to a popularity stunt that has gone bad.

A number of colleague musicians are still hopeful Castro will return but when and how remains the mystery puzzle.

I wish the clock of time could wind back so I retake that penalty – Gyan on miss against Uruguay at South Africa 2010