Veteran musician Amakye Dede receives keys to the City of Worcester

Veteran musician Amakye Dede receives keys to the City of Worcester

- Legendary Ghanaian musician Amakye Dede has been honored with the keys to Worcester

- The singer was honored due to his impeccable contribution to Ghana music

- The last Ghanaian to have received this honor was Shatta Wale

Veteran multiple award-winning high-life musician, Amakye Dede, has been honored in the U.S with the Key to the City of Worcester, Massachusetts on August 12, 2018, owing to his contribution to the entertainment industry.

The high-life legend was handed the Key by the Mayor of Massachusetts, Joseph Petty, for his immense contribution to the music industry and for honoring the city of Worcester with such a successful event and great performances.

The “Key to the City” is an honor bestowed by a city upon esteemed residents and visitors.

Amakye Dede receives keys to the City of Worcester

Amakye Dede receiveing keys to the City of Worcester. Credit:

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As part of his annual USA tour, Amakye Dede and his Apollo High Kings Band on August 12, 2018, performed to a packed audience at St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Worcester who were unable to resist the exciting performance.

This is not the first time the Mayor has given the Key to the City of Worcester to a Ghanaian celebrity—as celebrated musicians like Shatta Wale, Okyeame Kwame and actor, Abraham Attah, have all been given the Key during their respective visits to the City.

The high-life singer was installed as a chief of the Agogo Traditional area early this year.

Abrantie Amakye Dede began his career in 1973 when he joined the Kumapim Royals as a composer and vocalist.

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This band, led by Akwasi Ampofo Agyei (AAA), recorded hits such as ‘Abebi Bewua Eso’, ‘Wanware Me A’, ‘Odo Mani Agyina’, and ‘Ohohoo Batani’.

Amakye Dede moved to Nigeria where he produced his hit ‘Jealousy go shame’ song.

He then formed his own band, the Apollo High Kings, in the year 1980.

He dominated the highlife scene in the 1980s and 1990s and has continued to make hit songs. He has headlined so many concerts locally and internationally.

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