One of the talented and amazing Ghanaian highlife legend, with his brand name as Amakye Dede, has revealed deep Secrets on why he decided to work with Sarkodie, for his new song.
According to him, he chose to collaborate with Sarkodie because he is very humble, good and respectful.
The Hankerchief hitmaker Amakye Dede, has finally hints out to his loving Ghanaian fans, that he is set to release another classic highlife sing from his records with Sarkodie, which is scheduled to be released few weeks time.
Speaking in an exclusive radio interview on Joy FM, Amakye Dede said he is still in the music business contrary to perception that his music career has been put on hold.
“I’ve played with him in London. I played with him in Kumasi and it was marvelous. He’s very good and very respectful so I chose to collaborate with him,” he added.
“It’s a nice, beautiful music which will be out soon,” the veteran musician said.
Amakye Dede is credited with hits like ‘Handkerchief,’ ‘Seniwa,’ ‘Brebrebe Yi,’ ‘Mensuro,’ ‘Mabre,’ ‘Broken Promises,’ ‘Nsuo Amuna,’ ‘Sokoo na mmaa pe,’ ‘To be a man na war,’ and ‘Iron Boy,’ among others.
About Amakye Dede
Dan Amakye Dede is one of Ghana’s premier highlife artistes, popularly referred to as “Iron Boy”, “the highlife maestro” and “Abrantie” (English: Gentleman). Amakye Dede was born in Agogo, Ashanti Akim. He attended Agogo Roman School. On 2 January 2016, he was involved in a fatal accident that killed his manager and seriously injured his bodyguard.
Dede began his career in 1973 when he joined the Kumapim Royals as a composer and vocalist. This band, led by Akwasi Ampofo Agyei (AAA), had hits such as “Abebi Bewua Eso”, “Wanware Me A”, “Odo Mani Agyina”, and the seminal “Ohohoo Batani”. Dede moved to Nigeria where he had his hit “Jealousy go shame”.
He then formed his own band, the Apollo High Kings, in 1980. He dominated the highlife scene in the 1980s and 1990s and has continued to have hit songs in the 21st century. He has headlined so many concerts locally and internationally.
He made almost 20 albums. In his later career, he experimented with different genres; soca, calypso, lovers rock and pop music.