This is Patapaa Amisty.
He’s responsible for the infectious “One Corner” song and dance craze that has plagued Ghana and its neighboring countries.
No doubt, “One Corner” is the number one song in Ghana right now.
But typical of the Ghanaian music industry, the shine is not hitting Patapaa’s pockets. According to Patapaa’s manager, Godfred Bopkin on Hitz FM last week, there’s no affiliation between his artiste and the organizers of the RTP show.
RTP organisers had offered Ȼ1,000 for the artiste to perform at the event but they rejected it because of the meagre money involved.
And all the person [one of the organisers] could say was, we want to put your boy on our platform to give him the hype, we have a thousand Ghana cedis for your boy.
He refuted claims that his artiste had accepted the ¢1,000 offer.
This is false because, as far as I’m concerned, nobody has contacted me for Patapaa to perform at the RTP, and I stand as a manager for Pataapa.
According to Patapaa’s manager, the organizers met Patapaa in person and handed him ¢1,000 as his performance fee, to which Patapaa rejected and referred them to his manager.
So I called the guy and said look! I’m the manager, and we’re not accepting a thousand Ghana cedis or whatever amount you have agreed with your people. Let’s see a contract which is fair enough then my artiste is good to go, – Patapaa’s manager continued.
Do you think Patapaa is worth more than a ¢1,000 per performance? Well, all we can say is Remix Yorr, Korkorrrr…