Former manager of singer Sista Afia, Emmanuel Bossu Kule Arhin, has criticized Fancy Gadam for his recent explanation regarding his non-performance at Afia’s Tamale show two years ago.
The show, held on May 14, 2022, at the Tamale Sports Stadium, experienced low turnout after Fancy Gadam withdrew from the lineup.
Bossu Kule, who claims to have been involved in the negotiations, disputes Fancy’s account, stating that it is filled with inaccuracies.
Fancy Gadam had told Majority Radio in Tamale that the agreement with Sista Afia was only reached one week before the event.
“Sista Afia didn’t approach us. Someone called and said he wanted to do a show with me and her. We charged GH¢100,000. Then she called herself, wanting me to help her, so I took GH¢50,000 per artiste-to-artiste agreement, meaning half of the initial fee” he said.
Fancy Gadam added that the event’s timing was unfavorable as well. He explained that they had to reschedule it in order to have enough time for promotion because the original date was closer to Ramadan.
“We needed time to promote the show. Timing was the main issue and it was Ramadan. We are all Muslims and fasting so they will not want to attend,” Fancy Gadam explained.
The “Total Cheat” hitmaker claimed that despite having received payment a week earlier, he did not attend the event as a result.
“I didn’t want to dent my reputation. The timing was the main thing,” Fancy said.
Bossu Kule’s account
In a now-deleted Facebook post, the ex-manager of Sista Afia refuted Fancy Gadam’s assertion about the timing, revealing that Afia had to reschedule her show three months prior due to Fancy Gadam’s reasons.
Criticizing Fancy’s statements as untruthful, he also rebuked the musician for inconsistencies in the details about the agreed-upon amount.
Sista Afia’s disappointment
Sista Afia has expressed her disappointment in Fancy Gadam in interviews especially ignoring all her calls.
According to her, Fancy Gadam is yet to explained to her personally what really happened let alone render an apology to her or her team for the no-show.’
She described the incident as an embarrassing situation which could have been easily managed.