I’m Disappointed In Okraku Mantey – Okyeame Kwame
A News One report has revealed that the rap doctor Okyeame kwame is disappointed in the controversial music producer Mark Okreku Mantey for misinterpreting his speech.
Renowned Ghanaian hip life musician Okyeame Kwame has expressed his disappointment at what he believes to be sly tactics by music producer/artiste manager Mark Okraku Mantey to tarnish his image and that of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA).
According to Okyeame, Mark had deliberately misrepresented an explanation he gave as to why MUSIGA’s treasurer, Oheneba Kissi, was absent and the union’s general secretary was acting in his stead.
“I am very disappointed in Mark for misquoting me on air. What I said was Oheneba Kisi was out of town for medical reasons and he therefore agreed that the union’s general secretary should be made the signatory to all of MUSIGA accounts in his absence. I never said Oheneba Kisi does not know MUSIGA accounts and was not a signatory to those accounts,” Okyeame Kwame, who is also known as the ‘Rap Doctor’, told NEWS-ONE in an exclusive interview.
Mark Okraku Mantey, last Saturday, said on radio that Okyeame Kwame had told him in an interview that during the Ghana Music Week (GMW) celebrations, Oheneba Kisi was out of town because of medical reasons; therefore he agreed that the general secretary should be made the signatory to all of the accounts in his absence.
Mark therefore concluded that from what he heard from Okyeame Kwame, Oheneba Kisi did not know anything about MUSIGA accounts and was not a signatory to those accounts even though he was the treasurer of the union.
Checks by the paper revealed that since Oheneba Kisi’s return from his trip, he had resumed work and had gone through all the financial documents of MUSIGA.
“What I told Mark on that day is nothing different from what my brother Rex Omar told him but I must say, I was very happy about how Rex handled the situation,” Okyeame Kwame said.
Mark Okraku Mantey has been leading a ‘mafia’ group which is strongly fighting the current MUSIGA administration and finding faults with all of its programmes and activities. He and his team recently leveled allegations of mismanagement of funds meant for the organization of the GMW.
MUSIGA has since issued a response to deny any wrongdoing and the union’s president last Thursday told journalists in Accra that his hands were clean.
According to the president, Obour’, anyone who had evidence that some money had been wrongly used should step forward with that evidence rather than go on radio to make allegations that lacked basis and evidence.