Ghanaian Journalist, Halifax Ansah-Addo who also serves as Head of Communication for Zylofon Cash and Events, has responded to the statement by young Ghanaian musician, Wisa and his management that he did not pay the latter’s court fine.
Wisa and his management, led by Desmond Blackmore (D-Black) refuted the claim by Halifax Ansah-Addo that he paid for the Ghc 8,400 fine slapped on him by an Accra Circuit Court for exposing his 'penis' at Decemba 2 Rememba concert in 2015.
“Wisa’s fine was paid by himself, CEO of his label, D-Black and the bigwigs from the Ghana Tourism Authority who support the creative arts industry. Halifax and Wisa are friends, whatever support he offered Wisa was between them as friends and has nothing to do with his fine. Other persons have also offered Wisa such assistance in the past 24 hours and he’s grateful to everyone that’s showing love and concern,” he told citinewsroom.com
Halifax, not happy with the turn of events, has released a statement to bring some clarity to a running news story which purports that he has falsely claimed to have provided funding for the bail of hiplife musician Wisa Greid.
The statement stated that, "By mid morning of Monday April 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. I was made to believe the artiste was struggling to raise the amount and was still in 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,".
it also added that, "the artiste called and confirmed he needed the bailout and we both agreed he should send someone to meet me for it. 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".
Hailifax in the statement stressed that he further informed the musician he has given out the said amount to be brought to him for the bailout and he expressed gratitude.
However, the development became a subject of news and subsequently the artiste’s management were on Neat FM to deny the act of charity, and also that act of denial was also on the management’s social media pages.
Hailifax said although his gesture was an act of charity, he Wisa himself was surprisingly quoted to have denied his offer and said that the bail amount was paid by his managers.
Therefore, he would have put the amount into other uses if the musician had given the slightest hint that he had no challenges raising the amount.
"At no point in time have I said anywhere or insinuated that the amount was from my employers or a third party. It is my hope these verifiable facts would bring some clarity to the needless logomachy," the statement added.
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