Legendary Highlife musician, Amakye Dede, joined members of the St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church at Lapaz in Accra yesterday being Sunday, 17th January, 2016 to thank God for sparing his life in a gory accident on New Year’s Day.
The ‘Iron Boy’ as he’s passionately called, recently thanked President John Dramani Mahama, Nana Akufo-Addo, CEO of Despite Group, Osei Kwame and all Ghanaians for the show of support as he recuperated from the ghastly auto crash which would have claimed his life.
The man, highly credited for blazing the trail of highlife music in Ghana, spent a few days at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he was treated.
At the Church on Sunday in the company of friends and family, Mr. Amakye Dede was seen kneeling and later lying prostrate in a show of gratitude to his maker who spared his life in the ghastly crash that killed his manager and long-time friend Isaac Yeboah. See photos below:
The Bunso Junction accident on the Accra-Kumasi Highway, left Amakye Dede and his bodyguard seriously wounded and hospitalized in the Eastern Region, but later transferred to Accra.
Amakye Dede was waiting to perform at the Paradise Rest Stop when a sprinter bus rammed into their stationary vehicle. The singer, who sustained some lacerations, responded quickly to treatment together with his bodyguard.
He is reported to have wept uncontrollably after he was informed of his manager’s demise days after the accident. He described his late Manager as an irreplaceable friend,
I have lost my best friend, my brother and my manager Isaac and it will be very difficult to get a replacement for Isaac. It will be very difficult to get a friend or a manager like Isaac but God knows best.”