Entertainment of Tuesday, 8 December 2015
The Music Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is seemingly finding itself in hot waters for not being able to produce an award winning car to the gospel artist of the year of the Vodafone Ghana Music Award held in April, 2015.
No Tribe, who won the award was to receive a car manufactured by the Kantanka group from MUSIGA in recognition of their efforts.
But eight months after the event, the duo have not even set their eyes on the said car.
Nacee, a member of No Tribe, breaking his silence on the issue on Adom Entertainment Hall show with Mike’2′ last Saturday said, MUSIGA, led byBice Osei Kuffuor aka Obour has been giving them excuse after excuse but have failed to produce the promised car.
Nacee however, debunked the assertion that they [No Tribe] have delayed the manufacturing of the car since they were looking for certain specifications on the car.
‘We never said we were looking for anything like that but they were rather asking us if we have a special colour of our choice to be used on the car which we said yes but they should go ahead to make any colour that would suit the car”, he said.
He noted the Union has taken them for granted because they are coming from the gospel industry, further reinforcing perceptions that gospel artistes are calm and humble and be pushed over.
“Can the Union do this to any hip or hi- life artist in such manner? Did they delay any of the artistes who won car prize in the recent events? Why are you disrespecting some of us like that”, he questioned.
Nacee has vowed to take the necessary action against the Union if they fail to produce the car at the end of the year.
Initially, there was alleged information indicating that the manufacturing company (Kantanka Motors) has been delaying the process but checks by Adom Entertainment Hall revealed that the company has more than enough vehicles at its warehouse and is only waiting for MUSIGA to make the necessary payments for the release of the car.
Again, sources at the company have denied claims that they promised a 50% rebate as part of sponsorship to MUSIGA.
Meanwhile, before the issue was discussed on Adom FM, our checks indicate MUSIGA had allegedly called the artistes to settle the matter amicably without informing the press. The Union reportedly offered the duo $7,000 to buy a car of their choice but they refused.
Reacting to the issue, the Communications Director of the Union, Daddy Bosco, said the MUSIGA officials were going to meet the artistes this week to find an amicale solution.