Renowned Ghanaian musician, Amakye Dede, has disclosed that it was Kiki Banson who compelled him to crown Kuami Eugene as the ‘King of Future Highlife’ during the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA). Amakye Dede’s recent revelation contradicts his previous statements and sheds light on the circumstances surrounding the crowning ceremony.
In an interview with popular radio personality Abeiku Santana, the highlife legend candidly pointed out Kiki Banson as the individual responsible for orchestrating the crowning act. Amakye Dede expressed his initial reluctance and mentioned that he had passed the crown to one of his associates, Robberman, indicating that it was not his intention to carry out the ceremony. He emphasized the role played by Kiki Banson in coercing him to perform the act, urging the host to contact Banson for confirmation.
When pressed for clarification, Amakye Dede affirmed that he was indeed referring to Kiki Banson, questioning why he would put him in such a compromising situation. The revelation has sparked curiosity and raised questions about the motivations behind the crowning session.
Responding to the allegations, Robert Klah, the Head of Public Events and Communication at Charterhouse, the event organizer, denied any involvement in orchestrating the crowning session. He expressed bewilderment at Amakye Dede’s claims, asserting that the event organizers had no knowledge of or participation in the act.
The revelation by Amakye Dede has stirred discussions within the music industry, with fans and industry insiders speculating on the reasons behind the alleged coercion. Many are eager to hear Kiki Banson’s response to these accusations, as it could potentially shed light on the motivations and dynamics that led to the crowning of Kuami Eugene.
As the story unfolds, it remains to be seen how this revelation will impact the reputation of those involved and whether further clarifications will be provided. The controversy surrounding the crowning ceremony adds an intriguing chapter to the history of Ghana’s music industry, leaving fans and observers eagerly awaiting developments in this unfolding narrative.