Singer Kidi has opened up on veteran highlife musician Amakye Dede crowning Kuami Eugene as ‘Future of Highlife’ in Ghana’s music industry at the recently held 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
Some industry players registered their displeasure about the move, saying there were other highlife artistes who equally deserved the honour.
Some suggested that Bisa Kdei or K.K. Fosu, among other renowned acts who tow the highlife genre were supposed to be honoured rather than Kuami Eugene, who emerged just two years ago.
In subsequent reports, the manager of Amakye Dede, Mr Akwesi Aboagye came out to reveal that his artiste was forced to crown Kuami Eugene.
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Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Kidi said he cannot fathom why people are raising concerns because indirectly or directly he deserved it.
He buttressed his assertion with the fact that Kuami Eugene has won ‘Highlife Artiste of the Year’ back-to-back at the VGMA.
“I was right about to go on stage when that happened and I heard Amakye Dede crown him. We laughed about it when he returned backstage. We know he’s amazing and has won two years in a row. The sky is enough for all stars to shine so I have no idea why people are complaining,” he said.
Asked if it got to him as he is equally a singer who emerged on the music scene with Kuami Eugene, Kidi simply said, “I don’t let these things get to me. I am all about positive energy.”
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