Nii Johnson writes:
Barely some few years ago, the entertainment industry in Ghana wasn’t as competitive and appealing as it appears today. Record labels began emerging, brands were rebranded and the industry became exciting. One such record label is Zylofon media; with the signing on of musicians namely, Becca, Kumi Guitar, Stonebwoy and more recently the self acclaimed dancehall king; Shatta Wale among others, actors/actresses etc, it seemed the dice were cast and the game catapulted into another realm.
With almost a year into their operations, it was evident that there was trouble in paradise as confusion, jealously and other mixed feelings reeled in the camp of Zylofon and apparently became the talk of the town as music lovers and entertainment pundits zeroed in to have a say in the issues.
Without recounting the whole incident, from where I stand on top of the baobab tree, I am still of the conviction that this was a stunt well rehearsed and executed.
With releases by various acts which were seen as disses on the public domain Shatta dropping “Shito” Stonebwoy with “Dirty Enemies” which he featured Asamoah Gyan and Kumi Guitar dropping “Gyae” addressing Stonebwoy.( I think Kumi has been the main beneficiary of this brouhaha as he is now popular than before) it seemed they were on their necks. But in popular fashion, we know Shatta does not mince words and fearlessly could attack directly in his songs, but it seemed he was casting insinuations which is so unlike him.
Stonebwoy on the other hand is seen as the gentle king, so, for him to have come out with a rebuttal and with issues surrounding the removal of anything Zylofon around his performance on that day, was also out of place for the usual demeanor of the dancehall act. And after all this CEO of Zylofon media Nana Appiah Mensah comes out and apologizes to the public and insists Stonebwoy is still in good standing with Zylofon media contrary to former claims that Stonebwoy is no longer with them.
Not withstanding, I believe these happenings are good for the industry but should be controlled as things could get a little messy.
This however, is an orchestrated act that was pulled off by the music mogul.