Veteran highlife artiste, Akosua Agyapong, has denied ever dating Ghanaian boxer, Azumah Nelson, as has been rumoured over the years.
Agyapong said she did not compose the song “Mena mede meho na mese meware no aden”, to wit: “I’ve chosen to marry him and so what?” because of the former WBC super featherweight world champion.
When the song was released in the early 1990s, rumours were rife that it was in response to Akosua’s mother’s opposition to her plans to marry Azumah, since they were of different ethnic groups.
That perception has lived with a lot of entertainment fanatics until now.
But speaking on the Big Show on Class 91.3 FM, on Saturday, 19 October 2019, the ‘Frema’ hitmaker said she never dated the boxer.
“People say I did that song because of Azumah, people say Azumah was chasing me and my mum didn’t want me to marry Azumah but no, I didn’t even know Azumah then, I knew him to be a boxer but I’ve not even met him before,” Akosua told show host Nana Kwesi.
Akosua Agyapong began singing at an early age and was discovered by veteran highlife artiste Nana Ampadu in the 1990s. In 1992, she joined fellow highlife artists Nat Brew and Rex Omar to form a group called NAKOREX.
Her first album was ‘Frema’, which was released on 1 January, 1990. The ‘Frema’ album had songs that became instant hits. They include ‘Me ye Obaa’, ‘Born again’, ‘Anan tuo’, ‘San be hwe wo mba’ among others.
Apart from singing, Akosua Agyapong is a well-known dancer and has recently been a judge on most dance shows in the country.