Entertainment of Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Ace highlife musician Abrantie Amakye Dede has finally broken his silence after a tragic accident claimed the life of his friend and Manager, Isaac Yeboah.
Speaking to Peace FM from his sick bed at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Amakye thanked God for his life, assured Ghanaians and his fans that he is fine.
He also acknowledged the prayers and support from the general public.
“I thank God and I wish all Ghanaians a happy new year. It’s true that New Year didn’t begin well for me but God said in all things we should give thanks and praises to Him. First of all, I want to thank all Ghanaians that after the accident involving myself, my bodyguard and my manager, through which my manager lost his life, I am still at the Korle-Bu Hospital but I have heard all their prayers and I am very grateful. May God bless all of you”.
Commenting on his late manager Isaac Yeboah’s death, Amakye said he is irreplaceable.
“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”.
The ‘Seeerious’ man thanked the President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama for taking time off his busy schedule to visit him personally on his sick bed.
He also thanked New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo.
The “Iron Boy” Singer also thanked Dr. Osei Kwame, Dr. Siriboe, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and her Deputy, the Inspector General of Police, his fellow musicians and all those who have taken time to visit him at the hospital.
The highlife legend, his manager and his bodyguard were involved an accident at the Bunso Junction on the Accra-Kumasi Highway where they had gone to perform at the Paradise Rest Stop in the New Year in the early hours of Saturday, January 2, 2015.
His manager, Isaac Yeboah died on the spot, but his bodyguard who sustained injuries is still on admission at the 37 Military Hospital.
Amakye was transferred from the Hawa Memorial Hospital in Osiem where he was taken to after the accident to the Cardiothoracic Unit of Korle-Bu for further treatment.