"I introduced wearing of tattered jeans in Ghana" – Amakye Dede

 


 Celebrated Ghanaian highlife singer Abrantie Amakye Dede says , he is one of the few Ghanaians to wear tattered jeans in Ghana in the 1980s.

Speaking about his unique fashion sense during an interview with Joy Prime's Becky, the legendary Ghanaian singer who is known for evergreen hit songs like ‘Handkerchief,’ ‘Seniwa,’ ‘Brebrebe yi,’ ‘Mensuro,’ ‘Mabre,’ ‘Broken Promises,’ ‘Nsuo Amuna,’ ‘Sokoo na mmaa pe,’ ‘To be a man na war,’‘Iron Boy,’ and  among others said he actually used such kind of outfit in his “Debidebi ebeyie yie” album.

“I won’t lie to you, this type of jeans I can tell you, if I’m not the first person to bring it to Ghana then I must be the second person.”

Talking about why he is not joining the old age club, the highlife singer popularly called Abrantie began his career in 1973 when he joined the Kumapim Royals ( led by Akwasi Ampofo Agyei (AAA) as a composer and vocalist said doing such a thing does not exist on his things to do list.

 “I always say this that age is a club. If you are ready to join the group, it’s up to you. But for me Abrantie Amakye Dede, I’m not ready to join because I must still look young,” the Iron boy as known by his fans noted.

With over 20 albums to his credit and has experimented with different genres; soca, calypso, lovers rock and pop music, Amakye Dede was installed ‘chief’(OKYREADOM I) by the Omanhene of Asante Akyem Agogo, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong in 2018.

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