Amakye Dede was forced to crown Kuami Eugene ‘highlife king’ – Manager clears the air


The manager of Veteran High-life musician, Amakye Dede has revealed that the crowning of Kuami Eugene by Amakye Dede on stage at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards was planned and not of his own accord.

According to Akwasi Aboagye the manager,  Amakye Dede was asked by Kiki Banson to crown Kuami Eugene. He however turned down the offer.

It therefore came as a surprise when a crown was brought on stage for Amakye Dede to do the crowning when he had told them before that he couldn’t do it.

Akwasi Boagye made this known after several critics called out Amakye Dede for crowning Kuami Eugne as the  “Future of High-life”. Speaking on Accra based Onua FM, Akwasi Aboagye said:

“Kiki Banson, who was in charge of artiste repertoire for this year’s VGMAs, called to inform him that as part of Amakye Dede’s performance, they want him to crown Kuami Eugene and I told him I have to speak to my artiste about it.

“Amakye Dede was not in support of it when [I] informed him, so I was surprised to see him act against his will.”

“So those who watched that act will know that something was not right. According to Amakye Dede, he was surprised to see a lady walk on stage to hand over a crown to him,” he added.

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