By Nana Kofi Hammah
QWECI was born Eric Kwesi Turkson, a Ghanaian singer and Songwriter, who established his presence in the music industry with hit songs like “Yebesa” and “Asabone”.
Ded Buddy as he was affectionately called due to his soothing voice and lyrical prowess was also a member of the now-defunct NFL group. Which consisted of the likes of Eddie Blay, Tiny Quaye and Jake. His exposure with the group afforded him the opportunity to perform for Steve Wonder during the Panafest 1994 hosted in Ghana.
He was then classified as the best Akan RnB Singer when he translated Boys2men, “I’ll make love to you” into Akan and this caught attention nationwide.
Speaking on GTV Breakfast Show, Ded Buddy who has rebranded his name to QWECI, made an emphatic statement about the kingship of the RnB genre in Ghana.
He said, “I am the King of RnB and I need that respect to be put out there.”
QWECI elaborated on how he was the first to introduce RnB fused with Highlife in his music in the 90s when most of his colleagues at the time were doing rap music.
Even though QWECI (Ded Buddy) has been out of the music scene for years, he believes his latest song OBAA which is a single off his new album titled “ADANSI”, has come to affirm his narrative of being the king of RnB.
He, however, expressed his love for the new crop of Artiste and acknowledged Kiddi for making exploits on the foundations he built. QWECI is seeking to make waves with his new style of music which he has labeled as EDM- Electronic Dance Music.
— Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (@thegbcghana) January 24, 2022