Mark Okraku Mantey a music producer and game player in the industry has promised to use Ghanaian’s superstar Sarkodie as a scapegoat for allegedly stealing Daasebre Gyamenah’s hit song – Kokoko.
Okraku Mantey is the managing boss at Slip Music Production and also the former manager to the High-Life musician Daasebre Gyamenah who died at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in late June, 2016 in Accra.
Composing a tribute music to the deceased High-Life musician, Sarkodie and his fellow record mate, Akwaboah jump on a remake version of Daaseebre’s hit song – Kokoko. Following a hit of the remake, Manager to the late singer has accused Sarkodie and Akwaboah of not contacting him before jumping on the original to make it their own.
Making a statement, Okraku arguably confessed that all this will be a thing in the past if Sarkodie will call him to do the necessary deal of apologizing. He went further to state categorically that he will “use him to set example for the younger ones to learn from it” if Sarkodie refuses to respect the industry.
Okraku Mantey’s Statement
“Under normal circumstance, if he had called me to say that he is doing Kokoko remake as a tribute to Daasebre, I would’ve just said go ahead, I want to hear it sound good or even better.
The most important part of this whole thing is how it sounds funny. I didn’t hear anything from him only to see Jon Germain send me a link and when I opened, I heard my song playing.
So after hearing my song play, I said at least show me some respect.
I am the sampling master in this country so we know how this game plays. I know when the person does not have access to me or I don’t have access to the person, it is a different ball game but when the person is just next door, you know the person can chase you so we shouldn’t take this case for granted.
I want to see the steps he will make. If he doesn’t make any steps then it gives me a clue that he doesn’t want to respect the industry then we will use him to set example for the younger ones to learn from it.
All these court cases are precedents so if we set one for others to learn from it, there is nothing wrong.”
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