-Ace highlife living legend, Amakye Dede has been made a chief in the Agogo Traditional Area
-The enstoolment took place this past Sunday saw attendance from many people
Veteran highlife musician, Amakye Dede has been made a chief in his hometown in a colorful ceremony that was held on Sunday, February 25.
The award-winning music legend was crowned and outdoored as the Okyeredomhene of the Agogo Traditional Area in the Ashanti Region.
The ceremony was attended by people from all walks of life including industry colleagues, politicians, some traditional leaders of the area as well as his esteemed family members and friends.
Amakye Dede was made to swear an oath of allegiance, first to the kingmakers and to the residents of the Agogo Traditional Area.
However, the musician first owed allegiance as a chief to the Omanhene of Agogo Traditional Area.
Speaking to the people who witnessed the enstoolment, newly-installed chief, Barima Okyeredom Amakye Dede I as he is now going to be called, was full of thanks for the honor done him.
In his speech after the enstoolment, the musician pledged to focus on helping to bring progress and make things better for his people in the Agogo Traditional Area.
He promised to revive the Akogya festival, which has not been celebrated for many years, adding that the main reason for this was to showcase their rich culture to the rest of the world.
Amakye Dede revealed that the festival was also going to help promote tourism in that part of the country.
As part of his plans, the musician added that he was going to provide the traditional council with a bus to aid the movement of the chiefs.
Nana Akuoko Sarpong, Omanhene of Agogo Traditional Area, cautioned the newly-installed chief to continue to carry himself with dignity in order to protect the image of the chieftaincy institution in Ghana.
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