The veteran Ghanaian highlife musician Amakye Dede has finally cleared the air that he was forced to crown the young highlife and Afrobeat singer Kuami Eugene as the ‘Future King of Highlife’ in Ghana at the 2019 VGMAs.
Amakye Dede came under a barrage of attacks from players in the music industry, including the record producer Zapp Mallet, after the incident.
Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Wednesday (14 June 2023), Amakye Dede said: “Though I did that, it was not my will to do so.
“They forced me to crown Kuami Eugene,” he said.
“I even gave the crown they handed over to me to someone to put it down, but they later said no, I have to crown him, and I did it,” the great voice behind ”Su fre wo Nyame” said.
Watch the video below, when Amakye Dede crown Kuami Eugene as the future king of highlife in Ghana at the 2019 VGMAs.