Rapper Trigmatic has revealed that High-life legend, Amakye Dede does not write his own songs, otherwise he would have rated him as one of the best songwriters of all time in Ghana.
It must be noted that the award winning rapper did not make this revelation to a cast a slur on his reputation as he spoke highly of him during a recent interview when he was asked to name his favourite Ghanian songwriters.
Trig revealed that this information was revealed to him by singer Ackah Blay and another confidant who is an old musician.
“My top five in Ghana now, currently, young people apart from myself I’ll say I love Akwaboah, Cina Soul, Kofi Kinata, AI, Worlasi,” he said.
He added that Raquel is another great writer whose writing skills has not been recognized.
Touching on the older generation, 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.”
He explained that another great writer he would have included if he wrote his own songs is Amakye Dede.
“Well, Amakye Dede, I love his songwriting 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”