The Management of Bono rapper, Kooko, have registered their displeasure following a false publication that Joyce Blessing won the Artiste of the Year at the just ended Brong Ahafo Music Awards.
Venting his anger in a statement copied to Newshuntermag.com, the Artiste Manager of BAM Nation, Owusu Ansah Baafi (DJ Kastiva) said the act is shameful.
“I am so disappointed in Joyce Blessing & her team for shamefully and intentionally claiming an award my artiste won (Artiste of the year) at the BA music awards.
“I want to tell the public to discredit the story published by Julie Jay Kanz who is the official publicist of Joyce Blessing on www.hellogh.com giving credit & props to gospel act Joyce Blessing for winning the artiste of the year category at BAMA,” he said.
DJ Kastiva stated that his team is giving Joyce Blessing and her management 24 hours to apologize to them.
“KOOKO GH and the management of BAM Nation see this act as gross disrespect to our brand…We’re therefore giving Joyce Blessing her management 24hrs to apologise to us and drop all posts on her social media accounts (Instagram/Twitter) suggesting she won the most prestigious award at BAMA. Thanks,” he stressed.
Following this development, the organisers of Brong Ahafo Music Awards, J Black Code Events, issued a statement—entreating the public to treat the said publication of Joyce Blessing winning the Artiste of the Year with the contempt it deserves.
“Our attention has been drawn to a false publication by Julie Kanz of Hello-gh.com on 22nd
September 2018 captioned ‘Joyce Blessing wins Brong Ahafo Artiste of the year’.
It is unfortunate that an esteemed blogger like her has not got its publication right and effort has been made to her to take down the story or change the caption.
“The Media & communications department of J-BLACK CODE EVENTS GHANA wishes to state in unequivocal terms that there is no iota of truth in that publication, please discard that publication as false. We don’t know her motive behind that,” part of a statement signed by the Media and Communications Manager for J Black Code Events, Seth Wilson, read.