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Amakye Dede was forced to crown Kuami Eugene the king of High life – Akwaboah


Akwaboah Jnr has revisited the infamous crowning of Kuame Eugene by Amakye Dede as the future of Highlife music at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Recall that during the VGMAs last year just before it was brought to an abrupt end by the unruly behaviour of Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, Amakye Dede paused midway through his performance to crown Kuame Eugene as the New Highlife King and the future of the genre.

Kuame Eugene and Amakye Dede 

The melodrama was widely condemned by Ghanaians who questioned Amakye Dede’s capacity to crown another artiste as the future of Highlife. Reflecting on the incident for the first time, Akwaboah Jnr- who has been hailed one of the best Highlife artistes in the country and obviously the future of the genre.

When actor cum content creator Kwaku Manu asked him what he thinks about that incident, he did not mince words at all by claiming the whole thing was wrong since it wasn’t even Amakye Dede’s intention.

“I don’t think Amakye Dede would pick a crown from the house, mount a stage and crown Kuami Eugene as the future of Highlife music. It was staged and you could clearly see it on the stage,” he stated on Kwaku Manu’s aggressive show.


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