I am not a prophet of doom; in fact, I am not a prophet at all. I have never had any revelation from God before.
I am just a writer who opens a vein with his pen and predicts possible occurrences through observation, intuition and critical analysis of issues.
Not long ago, I was insulted by some people because I had pointed out what factors could harm artiste relationships at Zylofon Media. That was few days after they had signed Shatta Wale onto their music record label.
I suggested 4 things they could do to forestall any problem that could rear its head at the company and wished that they became proactive in tackling them. I mentioned that Willi Roi would sow seeds of confusion among the artistes; Bulldog may not give in his all in working with Shatta Wale (someone he had had issues in the past) as his Artiste & Repertoire manager; Shatta Wale, a ‘patented’ troublemaker would stoke fights among the in-house artists – and finally warned them against their propensity to prioritise Shatta Wale over the other artists.
They took my words for granted and went ahead to live their lives. After all, they have their mission and vision – no one can tell them what to do.
Stonebwoy’s attack at Champs Bar
When I heard that Stonebwoy and his crew had been attacked at Champs Bar at the Paloma Hotel in Accra on Saturday, March 10, 2018, I fathomed the center was gradually loosening. People were tagging me on Facebook, referencing my previous article but I was not happy. I wrote the article to help save a possible ‘disaster’ and not to see the misfortunes happen.
Signing Stonebwoy’s arch-rival Shatta Wale onto Zylofon Music shouldn’t have generated any rift between the two artists but some elements at Zylofon Media made it possible.
How many times should we be told that creative artists or people who do talent-oriented jobs have egos? Every creative artist naturally has an ego – even the worst artist feels he is the best.
It is not easy to house two arch rivals under the same roof and expect them to live in peace without putting in place measures to ensure a peaceful co-habitation.
The moment Shatta Wale was signed, Zylofon Media should have employed the best strategies to manage these two hulking ‘egos.’ But it takes tact to do that. Obviously, that would not have been possible with figures like the Head of the Zylofon Arts Club, Willi Roi who would irresponsibly go on radio to incite Stonebwoy against Shatta Wale or vice versa.
The posture of some workers of the company, both on social and traditional media (including their own radio station, Zylofon FM) contributed to the glaring show of hatred the two artists are exhibiting now.