Amakye Dede reveals who forced him to crown Kuami Eugene ‘King of Highlife

Legendary highlife musician, Amakye Dede has finally revealed that former manager of songstress Becca KiKi Banson forced him to  crown Kuami Eugene as the “King of Highlife” in 2019.

In a recent interview with Abeiku Santana, Amakye Dede said that he was initially reluctant to crown Kuami Eugene, but:

“Kiki was the one who handed me the crown,” Amakye Dede said. “He forced me to crown Eugene. When he initially gave it to me, I gave it to one of my boys, Robberman, to hold onto it. It was not my intention, and I was coerced into doing it.”

Abeiku Santana, the host of the show, appeared a bit perplexed and sought clarification, asking if Amakye Dede was indeed referring to Kiki Banson.

Amakye Dede responded, expressing his disappointment, “Why would he do this to me?”

Amid this revelation, Charterhouse, the organizers of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs), have distanced themselves from the incident.

Robert Klah, the Head of Public Events and Communication at Charterhouse, emphasized that they had no involvement in orchestrating the crowning session.

“We have no record of any such incident taking place at the VGMAs,” Klah said. “We take our awards very seriously and would never do anything to undermine their integrity.”

Amakye Dede’s denial has sparked a debate on social media, with some people believing him and others not. However, one thing is for sure: the incident has cast a shadow over the VGMAs and raised questions about the integrity of the awards.

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