Rapper Trigmatic has revealed that legendary Ghanaian highlife musician Amakye Dede does not write his own songs.
He disclosed this shocking information while talking about his favourite Ghanaian songwriters in a recent interview.
He omitted Amakye Dede from his best songwriters of the older generation because he had a songwriter who used to write his hits for him but he is dead now.
“Well, Amakye Dede, I love his songs but I also know that he used to have a songwriter some years back. I’ve forgotten his name he’s dead now. This is a story I heard from Akablay and I’ve also heard the same from one of the older musicians so I know that there is some consistency there,” he said.
“One of the very greatest writers for me has been Ephraim Amu. I think he’s an amazing writer. Also, I love coming back down down down. Kojo Antwi is an amazing songwriter, Daddy Lumba is an amazing writer as well. I love Martin Nkansah and I love the writing of J. A. Adofo.”
Speaking about current top songwriters, he said admires the songwriting skills of Akwaboah, Cina Soul, Kofi Kinaata, Al and Worlasi.