Amakye Dede

Dan Amakye Dede (born 5 January 1958) is a Ghanaian musician. He is one of Ghana’s premier high-life artists popularly referred to as “Iron Boy”, “The high-life maestro ” and “Abrantie” (English: Gentleman). Amakye Dede was born in Agogo, Asante Akim. He 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 “Abedi”, and the seminal “Ohohoo Batani”. Dede moved to Nigeria, where he had hits hit “Jealousy go shame.”



He made almost 20 albums. In his later career, he experimented with different genres: soca, calypso, lovers rock and pop music.

His popular songs include “Handkerchief”, “Seniwa”, “Brebrebe”, “Mensuro”, “Mabre”, “Broken Promises”, “Nsuo Amuna”, “Sokoo na mmaa pe”, “Kose kose”, “Dabi dabi”, “Mefre wo”, Okyena sesei”, “Odo nfonii”, “Nka aky”, “M’ani agyina”, To be a man na war “, and “Iron Boy”.

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