Highlife great Amakye Dede has crowned young talented musician Kuami Eugene as the future of the highlife genre.
Calling Kuami Eugene his son, the veteran musician declared that he is confident in the young musician to hold the fort of highlife music.
After an impressive joint performance at the 20th edition of the Ghana Music Awards at the new dome of the Accra International Conference Centre, Amakye Dede said he thought highlife was dead.
He said the ‘Angela’ hitmaker, who was awarded the ‘Highlife Artiste of the Year’, has proven to him that highlife is not dead.
“You are my son” he called Kuami Eugene as he handed him a crown on stage after their performance at the awards.
“I am giving this to you that you are coming to raise highlife music,” Amakye Dede said this after recounting a memorable experience he had with the young musician in London.
He then asked for God’s blessing and guidance.
“From my heart, from God, I support you Kuami,” the veteran musician prayed.
The ‘Dabi Dabi’ hit singer added that Kuami Eugene is the only guy that has proven to him that if they [veteran highlife musicians] are not there, he will hold the fort.