Amakye Dede Survives Gory Accident
Legendary Highlife musician, Daniel Amakye Dede and his crew have been involved in a gory motor accident at Bonsu Junction (off the Accra-Kumasi Highway).
According to reports, Amakye Dede escaped death, but his manager, Isaac Yeboah lost his life. Mr Yeboah was also the editor for the P&P (People and Places) newspaper. Amakye Dede's bodyguard also sustained severe injuries and is receiving treatment with ‘Abrantie’ at the hospital.
Amakye Dede and his entourage were reportedly going for a show when a vehicle run into into their parked vehicle. The accident occurred at the Bonsu Junction near a popular spot called Paradise Filling Station.
He is one of Ghana's premier highlife artists and is called "Iron Boy", "the highlife maestro" and "Abrantie" (English: Gentleman). Amakye Dede was born in Agogo, Ashanti Akim.
Amakye 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"