Entertainment of Friday, 16 March 2018
Rapper Yaa Pono has opened up on a trending issue concerning a concert which was put up by the managers of late dancehall act, Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, popularly known as Ebony Reigns.
According to a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh. Yaa Pono is reported to have been surprised to have seen his picture among the artistes billed to perform at the March 23 concert in memory of Ebony Reigns.
The post went on to state that Yaa Pono reached out to Bullet, Ebony’s manager to enquire why his image was used on the said poster without prior permission from him.
The altercation between Yaa Pono and Bullet of Ruff Town Records is reported to be the reason for Bullet’s Facebook post alleging that some artistes demanded payment for their services at the March 23 concert.
It has also come to light that reports claiming that Shatta Wale was demanding money from Ruff Town Records were not true because according to the post, there appears to be some bad blood between Shatta Wale and Bullet’s outfit.
The concert was put together by Ebony’s record label, Ruff Town Records and Midas Touch Inc. in collaboration with the Musicians Union of Ghana, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture and Kasapreko Company Limited.
The poster that was released some days ago pictured many artistes on it.
According to the organizers, attendees would be charged 10 cedis to participate. It is under this pretext that it has been alleged that some artsiest have demanded to be paid before they perform.
Many artistes showed up and performed for free at Ebony’s One week Memorial. However, the artistes and concert organizers appear not to be on the same page concerning the March 23 event.