Ghanaian musician, Trigmatic has rendered an apology to legendary Highlife musician, Amakye Dede over his comments that the legendary musician does not write his own songs when reviewing his top 5 songwriters in the country.
His comments made Amakye Dede and his team unhappy and openly let out their frustration over Trigmatic forcing the ‘My Life’ singer to apologise to Amakye Dede through the same medium.
In his apology, he stated that he spoke without any malice and also had no intentions to defame him or anything of that sort or to tarnish the image of the legend.
His apology below:
“I have not even seen the story, I received series of calls but because I didn’t know some of the numbers, there were some that I didn’t pick up and then I did get some calls from the man himself and he wasn’t too happy with my statement on the show and also Akwasi Aboagye called me and I explained from my angle that it was without any malice, I have no intentions to defame him or anything of that sort so he spoke to me that they’re not happy. In order to bring peace and from a very responsible and respectful point, I’d rather not necessarily explain or express cos that will only drag the entire thing. Rather do the needful this morning on the same platform which I suppose gave a statement that they’re not happy about.”
“One thing I want to put out is that I have no intention whatsoever to defame anybody, for my records I’ve been very consistent in honouring some of these legends; I mean from J.A Adofo to Ebo Taylor recently. I wish I got the same clouts for it when i did these events however it just happened that it has to be so and I just want to take this opportunity to render an apology that whatever I said that didn’t go well with the man himself, not only because he’s a musician but also because he’s a predecessor and he’s a legend at it, that’s number 1.
“Number 2, he’s Chief so he’s a father of the soil and he must be respected. I take back my words if he wasn’t so happy with it. I meant no evil, I had no evil intention, I had no intention of defaming him or destroying his image or hard work. It’s a clear issue of an irresponsible statement or a loose thought that came out and I take back my words and I’m not proud to render an apology which is why this morning instead of getting into what really happened and all of that, I’d want to say that I’m really really sorry and that statement was irresponsible, I take responsibility for it. And I hope that they’d take it in good faith,” he said.