The Slip Music Boss Mark Okraku Mantey Is enraged and calls the Legendary High Life Star Pat Thomas Jealous and Greedy.
Mr. Okraku Mantey who is a board member for the new Highlife Award is disappointed with the way and manner the Highlife star boycotted the event.
The talent manager stated, “this is Jealousy and Greediness because the likes of Kwabena Kwabena, Kidi, Kwame Eugene are your ground children, under normal circumstances, our children suppose to be prosperous than us,”.
According to Mr. Okraku before the concert, the information he received was that Pat Thomas said he heard that, the young artiste who have been billed to perform alongside him on the day were paid bigger amount than him, on the contrary, he also gathered that Pat Thomas was sick.
He detailed “I said he was sick, I heard he wasn’t okay because the likes of Kwabena, Kwabena, Kidi and Kwame Eugene were paid higher, but I told him it is not than in such manner. He said it openly that their money was bigger than his,” he revealed on Happy FM’s Showbiz Xtra hosted by Doctar Cann.
He added, “I, however, told Pat Thomas if it is even true that, the young guys are taking bigger than you there is nothing wrong with that, which he admitted but he still demanded more,”.
Throwing more light on the issue, the music expert Mark further explained, “Most of the industry players are not like that but some of the old musicians behave this way. He thinks he is grown and has seen it all so he is not a loser if he decides to boycott the concert, ” he clarified.
Responding to a question about how they decided to put Pat Thomas on the bill, he said “Yaw Osborn lobbied for him and it is allowed in our kind of job, he pushed us to put Pat Thomas on. So I told Yaw Osborn that the budget was huge, we do not have any accesses so if Pat comes we will give him a particular amount. So when he came for the amount I, unfortunately, gave out the money without signing, Sometimes we do it because we know the situation in the industry,”
The renowned music producer Mr.Okraku finally explained if they will sue him, he disclosed, “ that, they will not sue him, however for him to say he was not sick but he was absent because of the money, I was surprised and it is across Pat Thomas will carry.
Nonetheless, efforts to get in touch with Pat Thomas and Yaw Osborn prove futile.
By : Eugene Baah