Legendary Ghanaian highlife singer and songwriter Dan Amakye Dede has opined that it is basically pointless for legends to be honored after their deaths.
It has become a norm in our Ghanaian society for people to sing praises and hold ceremonies in the name of honoring legendary celebs after their deaths. However, Amakye Dede wants to change the narrative as he has deemed such activities worthless.
According to the veteran singer who is affectionately called Iron Boy, Ghanaian legends should be rewarded and celebrated for their efforts while they are alive rather than when they are no more.
“As humans if you have a way to honor somebody for their achievement you have to do that when the person is still alive. But when you wait till the person dies and after the person’s death you decide to reward their achievements, I feel that it is of no worthy value to the person,” he said in an interview on Kessben TV.
Celebrating legends after their death have continuously been the narrative here in Ghana. At best, legends are given a few awards by awarding bodies in their industries after their death and then completely forgotten about in the years to come.