The Omanhene of Asante Akyem Agogo, Nana Kwame Akuoko Sarpong has conferred an honorary chieftaincy title on legendary highlife artiste, Amakye Dede at a colourful ceremony held at Agogo on 1st January 2018. His stool name is Berima Okyeredom Amakye Dede the 1st.
The title, Okyeredom, according to Agogohene means, the Iron Boy hitmaker is a crowd-puller and exceptional singer whom through his career has won numerous accolades for himself and for Agogo.
Nana Akuoko Sarpong also announced that the conferment is to show the appreciation of the people of Agogo to Amakye Dede for his newly constructed hotel in the town. Amakye Dede in his acceptance speech gave the assurance that he will take his new role very seriously and deliver as expected.
“…I want to assure nananom that I will take my responsibility very seriously and I will do everything to uphold the dignity of this office and I will not let you down in any undertakings that I have to do”, he said.
The ceremony also saw to the installation of former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Kwaku Kyei as Obrempon of Agogo, and was given a new name Obrempon Kwaku Kyei for contributing in diverse ways to ensuring the development of the area.