Ded Buddy

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Ded Buddy 233
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Accra, Ghana

Eric Turkson, aka Ded Buddy and the Ladies' Man, established his presence in the hiplife industry over a decade ago. He is a singer and songwriter

He was born on April 10, 1987, in Accra, Ghana. He attended the Prince of peace international School and Havard College.

He realized his calling in the music industry at the age of 6. He used to sing in churches and he fully realized his talent in music during his secondary school days in Ghana. Friends used to call him "buddy music" because his voice was beyond description.

In 1990, together with Eddie Blay, Tiny Quaye, and Jake, Ded Buddy formed a group called NFL. The exposure gained in NFL led him to perform for Stevie Wonder during Panafest 1994. He also performed at many other events. Being classified as the best Akan R&B singer, Ded Buddy in the 1990s translated Boyz II Men's 'I'll make love to You' into Akan and this caught the attention of many fans.

His music prowess led to an invitation by former President Rawlings to perform at the first-ever peace concert organized in Accra. He was also invited to sing at the Miss Ghana event. Encouraged by friends and family, Ded Buddy released his first hit album and he became a household name because fans related easily to his music.