Entertainment of Thursday, 23 February 2017
Manager for Ghanaian dancehall artist Shatta Wale, Julio Cyriaano Olympio has detailed why Yaa Pono did not perform at a recent event held at the Cape Coast sports stadium.
Hours after the show, news broke that Yaa Pono was prevented from performing on the night for unknown reasons.
This has since led to speculations with many speculating a supposed beef between both artists.
In an exclusive interview with Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com, Yaa Pono revealed the decision to prevent him from performing was an act of cowardice.
“We left Tamale for Kumasi and later flew in to Cape Coast hoping to put up a great show but eventually, the organizers put up an act of cowardice by disallowing us from performing. I’m sure they were scared we will take over the show since the people of Cape Coast like me more than any other act and were calling for me.”
However, throwing some light on the real events that happened on the night, manager for Shatta Wale Julio in a post explained his team could no longer wait till dawn to perform when they had been present at the event grounds earlier.
He also stated it was not fair for the fans of his artist to wait for long for long hours before he performs.
Read his post from below;
“How many times do we stand still and watch organisers mess up with the Brand…why do we always have to go on stage at 4am…when our fans arrive at 6pm…we expect them to stand from 6pm to 4am before they watch their king perform…
you give us 12pm then we always have to compromise and allow every act to go on stage and the excuse is “we’ve been trying to reach them but they aren’t picking their calls ..
Our road manager is always at the venue from 6 pm coordinating and waiting for organisers to give us the green light…Shatta has made it a point to suggest Yaa pono anytime event organisers ask which acts he wants on his platform so why this unnecessary Rants..when clearly it’s either your road manager isn’t working with time or rather direct your rants to the producers of the event…
Same thing happened in Abetiffi… Unnecessary Unnecessary Unnecessary hype ….”