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Amakye Dede’s manager clarifies Highlife crown fuss

Akwasi Aboagye, manager of Ghanaian Highlife legend, Amakye Dede, has called on Ghanaians to stop blaming Amakye Dede for crowning Kuami Eugene as the next Highlife King of Ghana at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019.

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According to Akwasi Aboagye, Amakye Dede was forced to crown Kuami Eugene on stage. He explained that Kiki Benson, who was in charge of artiste repertoire at the VGMA 2019 called earlier to inform Amakye Dede they will like him to crown Kuami Eugene on stage.

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,” Aboagye stated in an interview on Accra-based Onua FM.

“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.

Ghanaians have been questioning Amakye Dede’s right to crown another as the next King of Highlife in Ghana. Critics, since the incident, have been asking, “Who crowned Amakye Dede to crown someone else?”

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