Legendary highlife star ‘Abrantie’ Amakye Dede is set to embark on a highly anticipated tour of the United States with two collaborators who are set to get audiences excited.
The ‘Iron Boy’ would be joined by Kumawood star turned smash hit musician Kwadwo Nkansah ‘Lilwin’ and ‘Jennifer Lomotey’ hitmaker Kurl Songx on this tour.
The trio commence their tour dubbed the ‘Ghanafest Concert’ with a performance in Chicago, Illinois on the 26th of July. The concert, which starts at 8 pm and runs till midnight, is being organized by iBright events in collaboration with GNC and Steaman Entertainment.
The trio of entertainers would then move on to other shows in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, August 3, 2019, and Columbus Ohio on Saturday, August 10, 2019.
Their next stops would include New York on Friday, August 16 as well as Washington DC on Sunday, September 1, 2019, when the tour would draw to a spectacular climax.
Tickets are on sale online and fans are expected to grab their tickets beforehand to ensure they don’t miss out.
For over four decades, Amakye Dede has been a mainstay in the Ghanaian music industry, starting his career as part of the Kumapim Royals Band as a composer and vocalist. He later broke away to start his solo career and has since gone on to build a career as one of Ghana’s most successful singers of all time.
A real pioneer of the highlife genre, Amakye has released some of the most memorable and classic tunes of all time, including ‘Brebrebe yi’, ‘Sokoo na mmaa pe’, ‘To be a man na war’, and ‘Iron Boy.’
Despite his longevity, his ability to remain relevant throughout the decades is unmatched and the unique place he holds in the industry is illustrated by possessing two unique monikers – Iron Boy and Abrantie – when most musicians gain only one their entire careers.
For Ghanaians in the diaspora and all lovers of good music, these concerts are must-see events, particularly when juxtaposing Amakye Dede’s all-time great talent with the fresh impetus and energy Lilwin and Kurl Songx would bring to the table.