Amakye Dede was born on the 5th of January 1958. Daniel Amakye Dede is the real name. Amakye Dede is a Ghanaian musician. He is one of Ghana's premier high-life artists, Amakye Dede was given a lot of names, some people call him "Iron Boy", "the high-life maestro" and others also call him "Abrantie"(means the Gentleman). Amakye Dede was born in Agogo, Asante Akim. Amakye Dede attended Agogo Roman school.
On 2 January 2016, he was involved in an accident that killed his manager and seriously injured his bodyguard.
Amakye Dede was installed as a sub-Chief at Agogo in the Asante Akim traditional area.
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".
He then formed his own band, the Apollo High Kings, in 1980. He dominated the high-life scene in the 1980s and 1990s and has continued to have hit songs in the 21st century. He has headlined so many concerts locally and internationally.
He made almost 20 albums. In his later career, he experimented with different genres: soca, calypso, lovers rock and pop Music.
Amakye Dede owns a popular bar in Accra called Abrantee Spot, where he and other high-life musicians regularly play live-band music.
His popular songs include "Handkerchief", "Seniwa", "Brebrebe yi", "Mensuro", "Mabre", "Broken Promises", "Nsuo Amuna", "Sokoo na mmaa pe", "Kose kose", "Dabi dabi", "Mefre wo", "Okyena sesei", "Odo nfonii", "Nka akyi", "M'ani agyina", "To be a man na war", and "Iron Boy".
Amakye Dede, the Highlife king crown Kuami Eugene as the next of king of the highlife music in Ghana.
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