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Entertainment of Friday, 11 May 2018

Source: www.abrantepa.com

Zylofon Media disassociates itself from Willi Roi’s ‘irresponsible’ comments

Arts and entertainment conglomerate, Zylofon Media has disassociated itself from some comments made by its employee, Willi Roi against Stonebwoy.

Willi Roi who is the Head of Zylofon Arts Club (music department) in a Facebook post remarked that Stonebwoy has been receiving peanuts as performance fees and it appears the artiste is content with that, abrantepa.com reported earlier.

While tagging Stonebwoy as an ingrate, Roi referred to the artiste as Ewe Eagle.

“While Stone is busy playing cheap gigs for his pocket, Shatta is shooting multi-million videos. Look sharp! Ewe eagle” his post read.

His comments have been described by a section of the public as reckless and childish. Some have even questioned why the organisation would refuse to dismiss a staff whose utterances always bring its name into disrepute.

In a statement issued by Arnold Asamoah-Baidoo, Head of Communications of Zylofon Music, the said comments are ‘unfortunate’ and ‘flippant’.

Below is the full statement:

PUBLIC NOTICE
For Immediate Release

The attention of Zylofon Music has been drawn to a Facebook post by Willi Roi, A&R for Artiste Development – on Livingstone Etse Satekla (Stonebwoy), which seems to prejudice an ethnic group.

Zylofon Music, a label under Zylofon Media Limited, disassociates itself from the flippant commentary from its Executive, noting that the unfortunate post does not in any way reflect the position of the label.

Stonebwoy is a Zylofon Music –recording artiste and must be accorded the same level of respect shown to all the other acts signed to the label.
Zylofon Music promotes unity, progression and peaceful co-existence in the elevation of Ghanaian music and its purveyors, and frowns on any form of discrimination, racial hatred, ethnic or inter-ethnic hatred.

– Signed –
ARNOLD ASAMOAH-BAIDOO
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS ZYLOFON MUSIC