Theophilus Tagoe (born 1 May 1982, disappeared 6 July 2014), popularly known as Castro or Castro Under Fire, was a Ghanaian hiplife recording artist and musician. We take a drip down the memory lane to check out some of the classic Castro churned out during his hay days.
Castro’s Early And Career Before His Disappearance
He was born in Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana in 1982 to Lydia Tagoe (a trader) and a Mr. Cofie (an accountant). He had his primary and Junior high education at the All Saints Anglican Primary School in Takoradi. He started singing as early as age 10 and entered the musical scene with his 2003 hit song “Sradinam”. He had features on the hip-life group 4×4 hit track, “Sikletele,” which officially introduced him to the local music scene before he launched his debut album in 2003.”Sradinam” soon became one of many Ghanaians’ favorite hits.
Castro’s dream was to retire and become a producer. His dream was to help bring to the limelight talented unknown young artist. He believes that this will develop the young talented artist and groom them for the market by becoming a producer.
Castro was a friend of Ghana national football team’s captain, Asamoah Gyan. The duo recorded three albums together. “African Girls” was another hit of theirs.
On 6 July 2014, Castro and Miss Janet Bandu were reported to have drowned following a jet ski accident in Ada Estuary while on holiday with the Gyan brothers. The jet ski involved in the accident was recovered on the same day of their disappearance but their bodies had not been recovered, despite a search by the police. Little is known of his disappearance.