Half of the defunct hiplife music group Akyeame, Quophi Okyeame has revealed the group compensated music producer and CEO of Slip Music, Mark Okraku Mantey, with former heavyweight rap champion turned evangelist, Lord Kenya.
Quophi Okyeame made the shocking revelation during a recent interview with NY DJ on Y102.5FM.
According to the broadcaster, Akyeame could not record for Slip Music despite Mark’s contribution and support for their first project since they later signed with a London Record Label. However, they, grabbed an opportunity to compensate Mark Okraku Mantey with Lord Kenya when the latter approached them after hearing their first major song (Brebre Obaa Hemaa) hit the airwaves.
“We took Lord Kenya to Mark Okraku Mantey in Accra because we had already signed with Spider’s Web Record (the same Andrew who had then started a record label). Mark wanted us to record for his label (which is Slip) but there was no way we were going to leave the London record label and record for Mark so we had to compensate Mark with Lord Kenya. We went with Kenya to Zap Mallet and produced Kenya’s first single (Car N’aba) and we even put it on Akyeame’s promotional CD to promote Kenya as well,” he said.
Quophi Okyeame made this revelation speaking on the subject “Do established artists owe upcoming artists any support.”
With loads of experience, Quophi Okyeame currently hosts the drive time show on Angel FM in Accra, Ghana.