Entertainment of Sunday, 26 February 2017
Slip Music boss, Mark Okraku-Mantey never treated any of the artistes he worked with, with dignity and as such any of them who hails him is a big fool, says dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale.
According to Shatta Wale, Okraku-Mantey never respected artistes he signed unto his label, neither did he show them “God’s way”.
“God’s way is when you show people the road to succeed. Okraku-Mantey is not like that. That is why his artistes fight him. I know so many things he has done to many artistes. If any artiste speaks good of him, that artiste is a fool. He always goes for talented artistes just to make money and cares not about their wellbeing. When I heard he had parted ways with Kumi Guitar, I said, ‘wow, I knew it was going to happen. He is selfish.
Shatta Wale alleged that he did not get a penny from his album ‘Bandana From Ghana’ which was marketed and distributed by Mark Okraku-Mantey.
He further stated that Okraku-Mantey years ago gave him two cedis for transportation after he (Shatta) worked on a song for George Jarah who was signed unto the record label. This he believes shows that the music critic has no respect for persons nor himself.
“I did a featuring for him on the ‘Ashikele’ album. After the recording, he gave me two cedis. This was nine years ago. He said I should use it for transportation. He doesn’t respect himself at all. I deemed it disrespectful,” he said.
“I’m jabbing him because I feel this time around he is being overly disrespectful. He is nobody. If he is disrespecting others, I have to talk. He has not studied music in any school. He doesn’t even speak good English. I attended Winneba School of Music. Even if he has schooled, he got ‘Fs’. Even if he is educated, he should have school sense. Okraku-Mantey doesn’t have common sense,” he added.