Gospel artiste, Joyce Blessing seems unhappy about his former manager’s recent claim that most artistes leaving their former record labels are now performing poorly under their current labels because of greed and ingratitude on the part those several artistes including herself.
The ‘I swerve You’ artiste who has been silent for long over claims she said were denigrating to her brand told Kojo Preko Dankwa on Kasapa Entertainment on Kasapa 102.5FM that Media Excel boss was dishonest to her when she was managed by him.
She bitterly expressed one of her most embarrassing experiences where Kwesi Ernest charged a huge amount from a client and told her a different amount. She was very embarrassed when the client showed her evidence at the end of her argument with the client.
“We went for a program and I was asked to perform for two days. The money I was provided was not adequate enough so I was arguing with the pastor who asked me to come perform. Unknowingly to me, the pastor provided two days money for my performance. I just had to let it slide and approach Ernest later.” She said.
Joyce Blessing also stated that, her ordeal with Media Excel is not something she will deny at this point.
According to her, Kwesi Ernest has also connived with known presenters and DJs to blacklist her songs on radio.
“How can you say I have released three albums without getting them to the limelight? That literally means Zylofon has made a big mistake for signing me. I have never talked ill about you but you always paint me black to everyone.” She retorted, referring to Kwasi Ernest.
“Dave and I took loans from people to invest in my career. We provided physical cash in brown envelops, Ernest was not a part of it.
“I can boldly say that the number of times Media Excel has taken me to the studio to record is less than three times. Kwesi Ernest only knows media representatives.” She added.
The CEO of Media Excel Productions, Ernest Kwesi Ennin in an interview with Graphic Showbiz slammed most Ghanaian artistes who parted ways with their record labels at the time they were doing so well to establish their own label or join a new label.
Mr. Ennin told Graphic Showbiz, it is a bad decision for artistes doing so well in their endeavours to walk away from your winning team.
According to Kwesi Ernest, there are countless examples of artistes whose careers suffered after they left the record labels that brought them into the limelight.
Cwesi Oteng became huge under BBnZ, after the record label had made him successful, he went his way and he has dropped ever since, Erico of Mentor fame accused Bandex of spending his money and never became big after that.
“Joyce Blessing was doing great with Media Excel and now that she has found her way to Zylofon, she has released about three albums and she is still not doing well.
“Cecilia Marfo for instance, was doing so well till her husband pops up and says, I want to manage my wife and in the process she lost everything.
“ Wutah finally had to come back together and with Praye, you should see the euphoria in the auditorium when they came on stage at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, they don’t need anybody to advise them to come back together,” he said.