Kuami Eugene came under heavy criticism after he was crowned the next King of Highlife music at the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) by legendary veteran Highlife musician Nana Amakye Dede.
In an interview with SVTV Africa, Kuame Eugene told musicians and other people who are not in support of his crown to blame Amakye Dede for taking such a bold decision.
According to him, as young as he is, there is no way he could have forced the veteran musician who is way older than him to make such a decision asking if people expect his efforts in the music industry to be recognized if he dies.
The ‘confusion’ hit maker said he’s not worried about the bashing targeted at him because people are bound to talk no matter one’s efforts in life.
“The crowning wasn’t planned at all, anybody who says that is disrespecting Amakye Dede’s intelligence, a small boy like me how can I convince Amakye Dede to take such a huge decision, do you get what I mean, he’s an elderly person who makes his own decisions, he told me that whatever he’s given me I should hold unto it very well because it’s from his heart. And then I thanked him, but the thing is people are bound to talk no matter what one will do, I don’t understand, I didn’t crown myself, maybe we should blame Amakye Dede for crowning me. So must I die before I’m crowned or my efforts are recognized? Or I should get old before I’m recognized”. He quizzed.
It’s really sad we don’t value the young. Anyway I leave everything to God,’ he added.
Kuami Eugene bemoaned the lack of recognition offered to young musicians in the Ghanaian music industry.