Old age is a club, I refuse to join – Amakye Dede


For Ace Ghanaian highlife musician Amakye Dede, old age is a club he is not yet willing to join.

According to him, looking young is essential despite his age and chooses to live to the fullest.

The 63-year-old highlife is the latest personality to be on E Vibes on JoyNews and JoyPrime.

In a yet-to-be-aired edition, the ‘Iron Boy’ told host Becky that, “I always say this that age is a club. If you are ready to join the group, it’s up to you. But me Abrantie Amakye Dede, I’m not ready to join because I must still look young,” he said.

The music legend 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”.

Some of his popular songs include ‘Handkerchief,’ ‘Seniwa,’ ‘Brebrebe yi,’ ‘Mensuro,’ ‘Mabre,’ ‘Broken Promises,’ ‘Nsuo Amuna,’ ‘Sokoo na mmaa pe,’ ‘To be a man na war,’ and ‘Iron Boy,’ among others.

In 2018, Amakye Dede was installed as a Chief [Okredom I] by the Omanhene of Asante Akyem Agogo, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong.

His story is one to stay tuned in for on Saturday, April 10 JoyNews channel and Sunday on Joy Prime.