The organizers of Afrochella, one of Ghana's largest art and music events, have threatened to sue the famous drill group Asakaa Boys for allegedly spreading false information about their brand.
The Kumerican boys' accusations that they were not compensated for their performance at the 2020 Afrochella Block Party are false, according to one of the co-founders, Ken Agyapong Jnr.
He produced payment receipts to JoyPrime's Prime Morning on Thursday, saying that the money was delivered to the artists' management.
You have the right to complain you weren't paid, yet you were paid. It would be beneficial if you spoke with management. You're simply trying to shame us, and it's getting picked up by all the blogs. "Afrochella doesn't pay performers, but they want to go on extravagant holidays," Mr. Agyapong said, adding that everyone is writing articles about it.
He went on to say that Afrochella assisted the Asakaa Boys in obtaining passports to the United States and earned them a feature in the prominent online newspaper Teen Vogue, among other things.
"Yes, we have to," he answered when asked if their next course of action would entail a lawsuit.
This comes after a member of the group, Jay Bahd, expressed his displeasure with what he called the event's organizers' "outright disregard."
Afrochella created a block party to replace the genuine performance during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Jay Bahd revealed during a Twitter Spaces discussion that they had been requested to play for free.
Given the terrible effects of the epidemic on the entertainment industry at the time, the group chose to accept the offer in the hopes of being called up again the following year when the organizers were in a better financial situation.
That invitation never arrived a year later, leaving members of the group, including Reggie, feeling deceived.
When questioned if they had signed contracts, Mr. Agyapong informed Jay Foley, the show's presenter, that while they affixed their signatures to agreements for each Afrochella, they did not have one for the Block Party.
However, he stated that because the team is wary of paying artists, their talent manager was present throughout the talks with the Asakaa Boys.
Mr. Agyapong also claimed that the boys' manager, Rocky Boateng, had petitioned the Afrochella team in 2021 to allow the artists some free performance time.
They turned down the request, stating that they had hit their financial limit.
He went on to say that they didn't want to have artists perform for free because of the brand's image and name they had created over the years.
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