Gnonnas Pedro died August 12, 2004, age 61 of prostate cancer in a hospital of Cotonou, Benin. In Groups: Africando, Gnonnas Pedro Et Ses Dadjes, Gnonnas Pedro Y Sus Pancho De Cotonou.
Gnonnan Sossou Pierre Kouassivi, known by the stage name Gnonnas Pedro was a singer and musician from Lokossa, Benin. He is perhaps best known as the lead singer of Africando between 1995 and his death in 2004, but had been well known in his home country of Benin and beyond since the 1960s.
Gnonnas Youssou Pierre (Gnonnas Pedro), singer, trumpeter and saxophonist: born Lokossa, Benin 10 January 1943; (three sons, four daughters); died Cotonou, Benin 12 August 2004. The late-blooming singer and musician Gnonnas Pedro achieved world-wide fame when he joined the African salsa supergroup Africando in 1996.