Entertainment of 2014-06-18

Mr Beautiful blames Okraku Mantey

Comic actor ‘Mr. Beautiful’ has said that event organisers in Ghana, especially music producer Mark Okraku Mantey are to take part of the blame for the poor stage performance of several musicians of this country.

The issue of some artistes not taking their stage performances serious during entertainment events has over the years been a major concern to entertainment pundits and patrons of such events.

“Someone should tell Mark that he is part of this problem which is reigning in Ghana today. It is something we need to say to his face. Why does Mark not use those who mime and do not know anything about stagecraft when he is organising his show but he goes for the likes of Paa Bobo?

“The Veterans in this industry like Mark Okraku and Bandex among others are all part of this big problem which we can no longer control. But if only we can eliminate these musicians who are bad performers from the big shows, they will learn to put up great performances when they are invited for shows,” Mr Beautiful stated on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review.

The actor urged event organisers not to contract artistes who cannot deliver well on stage. He said such a measure would motivate these artistes to learn and master their stage acts.

On the other hand, Mr Beautiful advised artistes to concentrate on developing great stage acts rather than allowing their celebrity status to get into their heads.

“Like Paa Bobo, Amakye Dede, Kojo Antwi and others who rock concerts, no Hiplife artiste can match up to them in terms of performances. Instead of rehearsing constantly for shows, the Hiplife artistes and others are almost always at Celsbridge Pub, Accra Mall to take pictures, post them on Instagram and call them selfies. If their managers and the producers will make them learn, they will learn,” he said.

Source: Nii Ogbamey Tetteh
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