by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
Hiplifer, Mzbel real name Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah has rendered colleague musician Lucky Mensah is an opportunist without any scruples who lets money direct his every action.
She debunked assertions by Lucky Mensah that any musician endorsing the National Democratic Congress risks derailing his or her career. Lucky has since endorsed the New Patriotic Party and produced a song for the campaign.
Mzbel countered Lucky’s claims stating: “Musicians who say parties have killed their career are the lazy ones, and are not creative and depend on politicians to reward them for endorsing or supporting their party and when these exceptions fail, then they will say the parties have killed their career.
“Some of the musicians are greedy and sometimes go to all the political parties expecting to give their endorsement to the highest bidder and when it fails, they turn to say things that are not true.
“We are role models, we should set an example. If you believe in what somebody is doing and you want to support, support freely. If you are rewarded later after your support, fine but if you are not rewarded, you take it in good faith, because whatever you did was for a good course. But if you demand from politicians and they fail you, then you go on radio, and television to insults and backlash; that is unfortunate.
“Honestly, I was disappointed in Lucky Mensah for saying that the ruling NDC are career killers…Because I know very well that the musician [Lucky Mensah] wanted to perform on the show but they didn’t put you there because; you this same person you are here you are there. Its greed, so if you don’t get to perform on the show and you don’t get what you are expecting, then you say that the NDC are career killers?
“Lucky Mensah did a song for the party and requested for money and a car, and was given,” she added.
In his defense, Lucky Mensah stated on Rainbow Radio that that he went into a contract with the NDC with the understanding that after he had composed a song for the party, he would be offered a Mitsubishi vehicle.
“I sold my ‘Nkratuo’ track to the late David Lamptey and so Mzbel should be well informed before making the unfounded claims against me. I did the song in 2011 and the NDC bought the right in 2012. They promised to reward me after I did ‘Atta Beye’ for them. They promised me a 4×4 car but rather they bought me a Corolla. I was paid for my services. Mzbel should stop spewing lies. If she does not know,” he concluded.