Amakye Dede, the iconic Ghanaian Highlife legend, has no intentions of retiring any time soon. With his passion for music and captivating performances, he is determined to continue entertaining his fans as long as he remains fit and alive.
During an interview on Accra-based Asaase Radio, Amakye Dede expressed his deep love for the art of music, revealing that he had learned to write and create music entirely on his own. He described the music as an integral part of him, stating that he couldn’t imagine parting ways with it, despite having been in the industry for several decades.
Amakye Dede also shared exciting news about his upcoming projects, mentioning that he is currently working on new music. He even revealed that one of his new songs features the talented rapper Sarkodie, showcasing a blend of different musical styles.
Acknowledging the dominance of Nigerian Afrobeats in the international music scene, Amakye Dede urged his fellow musicians, both young and old, to keep Highlife music alive in Ghana. He emphasized that Highlife is an essential part of Ghanaian music heritage and should be preserved for future generations.
While some may doubt the potential of Ghanaian music in the international market, Amakye Dede firmly believes that through consistent hard work and dedication, Ghanaian music and artists will continue to thrive and make their mark on the global stage.