Nana Poku Kwarteng, father of the late Ebony Reigns, says former manager of Ebony and owner of Ruff Town Records Bullet never gave him an extra 10% of his share of the sales from Ebony’s funeral cloth like he said he did.
In an interview on Happy FM’s Ayekoo After Drive show with DJ Advicer, he was surprise that Bullet made that claim when he [Mr. Kwarteng] was never made aware of this supposed 10%.
“That is never true, it couldn’t be true, why would he even say that and he never said to me that he is doing this but going on air saying this, of which you never mentioned this to me until today,” he said
“How did he say he did that? when you are giving a gift to someone you make them aware that you giving them something. This boy never did that and it’s not true that he gave me 10% of his, what for? he added.
Mr. Kwarteng further went on to explain how the whole agreement with regards to the cloth deal came about.
“Let me clear the air here about Bullet and Nana Hemaa’s agreement. I believe someone brought the concept of making Ohemaa’s cloth but he never told me about it. It was too late when you introduced the boy to me, that this had been an initiative by this personality. You brought him to greet me at home and I welcomed the idea even though he had gone a long way.”
“One day, I was home when Bullet came home with the young man, that they had a contract so I should try to read through and sign, because time was running too fast against us since the funeral was too close. I said “no”, why would you expect me to sign a document of that nature that soon, I want to see my lawyer, discuss it and then I will come out, so we went to my lawyer in his office and the agreement was that the percentage was going to be the same and you put your own signature before the release of the cloth. So at what point did Bullet give me 10% of his share, what for? he quizzed.
Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng, affectionately called Nana Hemaa by family and close friends and popularly known as Ebony Reigns in showbiz died in a gory accident earlier in February this year. Barely a year after her unfortunate demise, there has been series of matters arising from the actual cause of her death to who should receive more money from her work and fame.
Ebony won the most coveted award in the Ghanaian music industry, the ‘Artist of The Year’ award in the 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).
By: Susan Amoako Agyemang/Mercy Bee