Entertainment of Sunday, 26 February 2017
Mr. Osborn, a musician is alleging that Ghanaian musician, Nana Quame originally known as Henry De-Mensah stole his songs in 1999.
Mr. Osborn called into Agyemang Prempeh’s Rainbow Church programme on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm after his regular Sunday radio preaching.
The musician who was bitter and cried through his submission revealed on the show that he took Nana Quame to a spiritualist who gave him options to kill him, entangle him or make him go mad.
However, ‘’I told the spiritualist that I want to go back home and reconsider whether to do what I planned doing.’’
He said, the ‘Odo Shock’ hit maker has consistently denied stealing his songs and at a time planned together with his friends to attack and disgrace him ”but I rescind that decision as well.”
Mr. Osborn told the host that he waited patiently for Nana Quame to return and plead for forgiveness and offer some royalties from the songs he ‘’stole from me but he has still not done that. I am bitter because Nana Quame made hits from the songs he stole from me. It is painful. Musicians are stealing from people to make hit songs. I want you to advice musicians doing that. Those who have done that to people should stop doing that. Anytime I hear his songs, see his videos and even his pictures, I become angrier. The pain in me is extreme. I want to curse him but the fear of God is preventing me from doing that.’’
He added, the first song he released in 1999 are some of my songs.” Nana Quame released his debut album under Kojo Antwi’s record label Family Spirit. The Album caused a stir in the Ghanaian music scene topping the charts.
His second album Odo Shock, was a phenomenon hit, it stayed on the chart for 30 weeks. Odo shock, which was a hit, took the singer to another level.
He mounted stages alongside big Artists in Ghana and UK. Nana Quame has to his credit successful shows such as Loud In Accra 2000, he was the first Ghanaian to perform at the Carnival 2000 in UK and Ghana Independence Day Celebration UK, Miss Ghana 2001(Ghana), Africa Durb(UK) and Miss Ghana New York. In 2001, he released his third album, Fakye.
He won the 2002 Ghana Music Award for Original Song of the Year. In 2002 he followed with another album called Nana Quame released under his record label NQ Records.
He won the Best Male Vocalist for the year 2003. In 2007, he released another album, Asew which enjoyed massive airplay as well several Ghana Music Award nominations.