LEGENDARY Highlife artiste Amakye Dede has crowned Kuami Eugene as his successor to continue from where he is leaving off to make Highlife music great again.
Amakye Dede performed with Kuami Eugene at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, held at the Dome of the Conference Centre in Accra and when they were done, the 'Serious' man had this to say:
“Kuami Eugene is the future of Highlife and he is the artiste to take over from us. He has done so well and I admire him for his great work.”
According to Amakye Dede, he performed with Kuami Eugene in the UK and it was a wonderful performance.
He added that Kuami Eugene was now his son and it was time for Ghanaians to support the young man to achieve whatever he set out to do.
Amakye Dede pulled out a crown and placed it on Kuami Eugene’s head endorsing him as his successor.
Kuami Eugene also thanked Amakye Dede for the support and endorsement.
Kuami Eugene picked up Highlife Artiste of the Year, Music Producer of the Year and Album of the year.
He expressed gratitude to his fans for voting for him and thanked Ghanaians for helping him achieve so much within a short period.
“Although I am a young kind, I am grateful to anyone who has supported me and made my dream come true” he added.
Other award winners on the night were Diana Hamilton, who won Gospel Song and Gospel Artiste of the Year, Highlife Song of the Year and Reggae/Dancehall Song of the Year went to Shatta Wale, Reggae Dancehall Artiste went to Stonebwoy, Sarkodie picked up Artiste of the Decade, Akwaboah Jr. won Record of the Year and Medikal won Best Rapper and Hip hop/Hiplife Artiste of the Year.