Programmes manager of Accra based Hitz FM, a subsidiary of Multimedia Group Limited, Mark Okraku Mantey has on behalf of his parent company rendered an apology to Ghanaian dancehall artist Charles Nii Armah popularly known as Shatta Wale.
This comes weeks after www.nydjlive.com published an intercepted document intended at retrieving from Ghanaian dancehall artist Shatta Wale some moneys said to be owed Multimedia Group Limited for allegedly breaching a contract the two parties had signed prior to the Old Skuul Reunion staged in Kumasi.
The music producer in an interview on Hitz News at 1 disclosed the leaked document was not an official document from the company. Ironically, he apologized to the artiste and his management for what did not exist. He added that it will be unfair to Shatta Wale should the company take such an action.
Now the lines below clearly tell who is telling a lie.
“A document leaked in the name of Multimedia that we wanted him to refund the money. It was not an official document so we want to apologise to Shatta Wale and his management. That document did not come officially from us..
We were unhappy it happened. But thinking through, we realised it will be unfair to go hard on the young man for not finishing his performance because it was not his fault.”
On February 16 2016, www.nydjlive.com published that lawyers for Multimedia, BELIEB & BELIEB was requesting a full refund of GHC19,400 cedis for abandoning the stage after he suffered a technical hitch during his performance at the Old Skuul’z reunion held in Kumasi.
The estimated sum covered air tickets for four (4), Contract sum of GHC 15,000 and cost of hotel rooms for 4.
Developments and the recent apology
Weeks back, Mark Okraku Mantey informed the management of Shatta Wale of the said letter published by us (which he admits today was unofficial) but refused to deliver it after a bird whispered to him that his parent company had goofed and had no written contract with the said artist in the first place.
With an attempt by the new management of Shatta Wale to better position their artist, it was only right to redeem the image of their artist who had been accused wrongly and therefore placed several calls to the Mark Okraku Mantey for the said letter.
However, all attempts by the management to receive the official letter from the company aside that which had been published by us on www.nydjlive.com proved futile. This was because Multimedia had been hinted of an intended law suit by the musician and his management.
In order to avert this and avoid the law courts, the management of Shatta Wale were called into a meeting by Multimedia Group Limited where it was agreed that the company would apologize to Shatta Wale and his team hence the apology rendered on radio today by Mark Okraku Mantey.