Entertainment of Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Artiste manager and CEO of Bull Haus Entertainment, Lawrence Nana Asiama Hanson (Bulldog) has warned that he wouldn’t hesitate to beat up any artiste he manages should the artiste look down on him.
According to Bulldog, as an artiste manager, he will accord him or her the needed respect in all matters and expects same from the artiste.
Speaking on Rhythmz A-Z on Joy FM Saturday, hosted by Nii Ayi Tagoe, the Bull House CEO stressed that he will physically attack the artiste should the artiste disrespect him.
“It is not a smooth journey and I’ve always been open with the artistes. I face my problems but I don’t have any artiste looking down on me, when you do that [I will beat you] and I will walk away after punching you,” he said.
When Okraku Mantey, who was also a guess on the show, interjected that “so those of us who don’t have body” what should they do?, Bulldog quickly advised that, “Then, this is not your field… go to the hospital.”
“You are not cut out for this [then] you should be doing gospel music,” he added.
Bulldog noted that it takes a lot guts to manage an artiste and if one is not prepared mentally and physically, they shouldn’t venture.
Over the years, the Bull House CEO has managed several musicians including VIP, 5Five, Iwan, and Shatta Wale (Bandana), with some of the management contracts ending controversially.
Other panelists – Francis Doku, Nana Turkson, Ken Addy – on the show shared a common view that people should not rush into artiste management without having the needed understanding of the job.
They also urged that there should be a proper agreement between the two parties – the artiste and the manager – before the relationship starts.