Entertainment Tue, 16 Jan 2018

We never demanded GHC7000 from Zigi - Ebony’s management

The management of dancehall act Ebony, have denied claims by musician Zigi that they demanded GHC7000 for a feature on the remix of his song ‘You Sey Wetin’.

Zigi had accused the management of Ebony of demanding the amount in order to feature on the remix of the song which will also have Kofi Kinaata as well as Gasmilla.

According to him, the amount was ‘ridiculous’, saying that as musicians it was important to support one another’s career.

However speaking to Hitz News at 1, the manager of Ebony, Bullet revealed that he had never been contacted by Zigi in the first place. He denied ever having such a conversation with him.

“I’ve never seen his call, I have never seen his messages and all that, so what he is talking about, I have no idea about. I don’t know the management he contacted but he never contacted me,” he said.

Bullet, who is also a member of the hiplife duo Ruff N Smooth, was of the opinion that after a hiatus in his musical career, Zigi was only rising on Ebony’s fame by creating controversy in order to bounce back.

He also stated, he did not see anything wrong with an artiste demanding for payment to feature on any song.

“…and I don’t see [anything] wrong with an artiste charging for [a feature] because in Ghana we don’t even take royalties,” he noted.

Bullet revealed that in any case, GH?7000 to feature the ‘90’s Bad Gurl’ on a song was quite chicken change as he would have been charged more.

“Even GH?7000 for Ebony for [a feature], that is even peanuts. Ebony charges between GH?30,000 for featuring. So if the person mentioned GH?7000, then it means the person wanted to do for free.”

Bullet declared that even if Zigi contacted him appropriately, he was not going to allow for the collaboration.

“I am never going to allow Ebony to do a song with him, because what he is trying to do, he just wants to make noise and grab attention,” he added.

Source: Myjoyonline.com