Stonebwoy: Prince Tagoe Decries The Ungrateful Attitude Of Ghana Musicians

Stonebwoy: Prince Tagoe Decries The Ungrateful Attitude Of Ghana Musicians

  • Footballer Prince Tagoe has opened up about helping artistes such as Stonebwoy and hiplife group Praye
  • The footballer claimed to have executive produced albums and provided resources for the artistes
  • However, all he has received in return is their ungratefulness and underappreciation in the industry
  • YEN.com.gh spoke with entertainment analyst, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh about Prince Tagoe's comments about Stonebwoy's ungrateful attitude towards creatives across Ghana

Ghanaian footballer Prince Tagoe was a key player in the Black Stars' attack in Ghana's 2006 AFCON and 2010 World Cup campaigns.

Off the pitch, the former Bundesliga star was a staunch lover of music and a pillar of support behind several artistes.

In a recent interview, Prince Tagoe discussed the highs and lows of working with some of Ghana's top musicians, including Stonebwoy.

Prince Tagoe and Stonebwoy
Prince Tagoe and Stonebwoy Photo source: Instagram/PrinceofGoals, Instagram/Stonebwoy
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Prince Tagoe recounts working with Stonebwoy

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According to Prince Tagoe, he had a soft spot for music owing to his high school days with musicians like Sugar Ranking and Kofi Nti.

It's not surprising that the footballer had an open-arm policy for several Ghanaian artistes, including Stonebwoy, during their early days.

In his recent interview, he disclosed that his relationship with Stonebwoy had depreciated despite being a financier and enabler behind the artiste after his exit from Samini's music label, High-Grade Family.

The former Hoffenheim star said he introduced Stonebwoy to Emmanuel Adebayor and used to avail his luxury fleet of cars to the musician and his team.

"Someone told me that he has even unfollowed me on Instagram," the football star cried out as he talked about his current relationship with Stonebwoy.

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He explained that Stonebwoy's treatment is no different from that of other musicians like Praye, for whom he pumped money into executive producing their albums.

Media personality Mr Logic, in one of his appearances on the United Showbiz programme, highlighted Prince Tagoe's efforts and bashed the artistes for not recognising and acknowledging the footballer.

In an exclusive conversation with entertainment analyst Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, he told YEN.com.gh that,

"Although, I sympathize with Prince Tagoe on how he feels, you can’t demand much when you push an artist without parameters. Serious investors come to the table with paperwork not in the name of help."

Prince Tagoe found guilty in fraud case

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that former Black Stars striker Prince Tagoe had been ordered to pay back $40,000 after an alleged fraud in 2021.

The case involved George Boateng, a Black Stars assistant coach and former professional footballer.

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Tagoe is to pay back the money at the exchange rate of GH¢10 per dollar following the charge of defrauding by false pretences at an Accra Circuit Court.

Proofread by Edwina N.K Quarcoo, journalist and copy editor at YEN.com.gh.

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Peter Ansah (Entertainment Editor) Ansah Peter is an entertainment editor at YEN.com.gh. He studied Development Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, graduating in 2018. His professional career in entertainment journalism dates eight years back as a showbiz and arts blogger for the now-defunct motionhypegh.net, continuing to Muse Media Networks, acting as the editorial manager for the network's flagship multimedia platforms. He has also managed several PR roles with top clients, including Afro Nation Ghana and Morgan Heritage. You can reach him at peter.ansah@yen.com.gh

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