It was reported yesterday that Head of Communications for ZYLOFON Cash and Zylofon Events Halifax Ansah has given embattled musician Wisa Greid GH¢10,000 in court to enable him to pay his fine in order to escape a custodial sentence after the “Ekikiki” hitmaker was found guilty of indecent exposure and slapped him with GHS8,400 fine. Failing to pay, the Ekikime hitmaker will spend 24 months in Jail.
Well, it seems there was no truth in that as the “Ekikimi” hitmaker came out to rubbish such rumours claiming the fine was paid by him and his record label.
In a tweet to clear the air on Halifax’s GHC10k issue, he wrote: “I want to categorically state that my fine was paid by myself, Ceo of my label Black Avenue Music ‘D-Black’ and our friends at the GhanaTourism Authority who supports the creative arts. Zylofon did not pay my fine nor did anyone from Zylofon. My friend Halifax called earlier today to offer assistance as a friend. I’m surprised to see stories flying about tagged Zylofon rescues me and pays my fine. I didn’t even know Halifax as a staff of Zylofon. I knew him as a friend.”
There’s now a twist to the Wisa Greid fine brouhaha about who actually paid for his fine. In Wisa’s tweet above, he indicated that the GHC10k fine was paid by himself, Ceo of label Black Avenue Music ‘D-Black’ and friends at the GhanaTourism Authority who supports the creative arts. He further indicated that Zylofon did not pay my fine nor did anyone from Zylofon.
Now it seems Halifax Ansah Addo is somewhat bored that, Wisa is denying that he helped him to pay the fine. According to Halifax, he called Wisa when in court and Wisa told him he was struggling to raise the money, the reason why he decided to help as an act of charity.
Below is his full post, explaining what happened.
I am compelled to bring some clarity to a running news story which purports that I have falsely claimed I provided funding for the bail of hiplife musician Wisa Greid.
Below are the verifiable facts that can be proven beyond doubt:
1. By mid-morning on Monday, May 30, I had information that the artiste in question had been fined an amount of GHC8,400 or would be jailed for two years if the amount is not paid.
2. I was made to believe the artist was struggling to raise the amount and was still on the court. I immediately contacted a few journalist friends who were in the court with him to tell him I can be of help and he should, therefore, call me if he needed my help in raising the amount.
3. The artiste called and confirmed he needed the bailout and we both agreed he should send someone to meet me for it.
4. As agreed, the artiste sent a representative who met with me and I gave the representative an amount of GHC 10,000 as a pure act of charity in my own name for someone I consider a friend and brother.
5. I informed the musician I have given out the said amount to be brought to him for the bailout and he expressed gratitude.
6. The development became a subject of news and subsequently, the artiste’s management was on Neat FM to deny the act of charity. That denial was also on the management’s social media pages.
7. The musician himself, surprisingly, was also quoted to have denied the act of charity and said that the bail amount was paid by his managers.
8. I would have put the amount into other uses if the musician had given me the slightest hint that he had no challenges raising the amount.
9. At no point in time have I said anywhere or insinuated that the amount was from my employers or a third party.
10. It is my hope these verifiable facts would bring some clarity to the needless logomachy.