Entertainment of 2013-12-24

Iwan orders YFM to stop playing his jingles

Dancehall artiste Iwan has ordered YFM, an Accra-based radio station to stop playing his jingle he did for them years ago.

According to him, the radio station has paid all the artistes billed for this year’s ‘Loud in GH’ concert which comes off on Tuesday December 24 and 25 in Kumasi and Accra respectively but wants him to perform free on the show.

He further cautioned those using his image to promote the event to stop the act.

In his recent Facebook post, he wrote (unedited):

“I want My Fans to know that am Not performing on 25th Loud in Gh at Accra Sports Stadium. So those Sharing and tweeting Promo. With my Name attach should stop Decieving my fans. These same thing happened some years back and it brought a lot of disturbances in the Reggae Dancehall Industry. Yfm, or whoever the Organisers are, check this A.S.A.P .. Don’t play funny games with IWAN again. .. .. Don’t love the fruit and Hate the Tree..”

He added, “Now, I want my fans to know the Reason why am not on the Show. Organisers wants me to perform for Free, whiles they have paid everyone on Bill. I spend time with my family on 25th. I want my fans to know, better Days would come again.. If Today, Yfm do not value, IWAN, then give thanx.. But they still play my soundtrack i did for them 5years ago for their drive Time. I want Yfm to sieze playing that Jingle/Soundtrack .. If they know what is intellectual Property.”