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Entertainment of Friday, 12 April 2019

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Patapaa’s Tour Manager pocketed €1,000 on his blind side – Promoter reveals

‘One Corner’ composer, Patapaa Amisty has been the talk of the town ever since he returned from his infamous Europe tour and decided not to grant an interview to the media.

But beyond his refusal to grant an interview was the issues of the paltry crowd pulled by the popular musician on his tour, an allegation he has since debunked.

Explaining the issue on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM on Friday, Amisty alleged that his Tour Manager, Nana Yaw Amoako, who organized the European trip failed to be transparent to him.

According to Patapaa, the tour manager owed him 1,500 Euros for a show he had played in Norway.

Mr Amoako who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Young Mission Entertainment had earlier told Andy Dosty that the musician is not likely to be paid his entitlement due to the low patronage suffered by the show.

He also revealed that there was no contract between the artiste [Patapaa] and the Norway promoter.

“I was rather negotiating with him [the promoter] to work on something for us. They didn’t see, let alone, sign a contract,” the tour manager claimed.

“That very night, as we got there, upon entering the event hall, I saw 16 people, I was like wow; I counted… so as I saw the 16 people including the promoter himself, I was like wow, this guy is not going to pay us,” he told the host.



The Norway promoter, My Ziggy, has however given contrary information on the same show, insisting that he transferred 1000 Euros to Mr Amoako before Patapaa’s team returned to Ghana.

Mr Ziggy added that Mr Amoako hasn’t been in good terms with him after the show failed.

“I sent him 1,000 Euros and I have all the prove here. I have no deal with Patapaa but I know I have to pay Mr Amoako 1500 Euros [as balance]. The initial agreement between us was 2,500 Euros and I paid 1000 Euros to him before the team left for Ghana. I transferred it [1,000 Euros] into his France account,” he disclosed.

Mr Ziggy also rubbished Mr Amoako’s claim that only 16 people attended Patapaa’s show.

He said about 45 to 50 people paid for tickets via online sales and were present at the event, saying “only a few decided not to enter”.

When Andy Dosty attempted to invite Mr Amoako into the conversation based on the fresh revelations, he declined, saying he has been advised by some industry players not to keep speak on the matter”.