Amakye Dede crowning me as Highlife king at VGMA’19 wasn’t planned – Kuami Eugene

Kuami Eugene

Ghanaian Highlife singer Kuami Eugene has finally broken the silence about his crowning as Highlife king by legendary Highlife star Amakye Dede.

Kuami Eugene after winning the Best Highlife Artiste in the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards caused a stir following a massive performance with the ‘Iron Boy’ Amakye Dede.

Amakye Dede pulled up a surprise stunt when he bestowed the Highlife Kingship on the Fadama-based artiste.

The stunt sparked so many reactions from the public and event patrons.

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Some Ghanaian music lovers disregarded Amakye Dede’s decision to crown the ‘Angela’ hitmaker as the Highlife King of the new generation.

After several months of silence on the controversy regarding his kingship, the ‘Rockstar’ has opened up to express his first thoughts and impressions.

Monitored by, Kuami Eugene rubbished claims by critics that his crowning at the VGMAs was staged.

He told AJ Sarpong, host of ‘Hall of Fame’ show that he never knew anything about what was going to happen after he performed together with the ace musician.

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According to Kuami Eugene, Amakye Dede as old and wise as he is cannot pull such an act on stage if he didn’t think through it well.

He debunked rumors that his label paid money to the veteran musician in order for him to publicly crown him as Highlife King.

The Lynx Entertainment signee revealed that he was heartbroken when Ghanaians were of the impression that it was planned.

“I felt really good on stage when that whole crowning thing was happening and I was super glad that when we went backstage he said ‘Kuami this is from my heart and hold on to this for me and one day you will remember this; Unfortunately, we didn’t get that on stage, it wasn’t planned, this whole thing was legit.’ He explained.

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Buttressing his point further admitted that he deserved the crown considering his exploits over the years since his entry into the mainstream.


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