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“There was nothing disrespectful in what he said”-Richie Mensah defends Kuami Eugene

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Boss of Lynx Entertainment, Richie Mensah has weighed in on the on-going battle between his label member, Kuami Eugene and hip-life artist Guru NKZ.

The two have been trending yesterday following reports that Kuami Eugene chastised Guru for disrespecting his boss, Richie and seeking a feature with him.

“Guru did not use the right channel. You want to feature me but you go to media houses to insult the man who made me. I wouldn’t have been Kuami Eugene but for Richie so I expect that respect is accorded him no matter the differences that exist. I am under Lynx Entertainment and any song I produce needs to go through them,” Kuami Eugene is reported to have said in an interview on Adom TV.

The “Yeeko” hitmaker’s sentiments come following the altercation between hip-life artiste Guru and his boss.

In September last year, Guru had accused Richie Mensah, Okyeame Kwame and Bice Osei Kuffuor, a.k.a Obour for sabotaging his career for the past ten years despite his hard work and contribution to the music industry as both a musician and an investor.

Guru responded to Kuami Eugene’s statements saying;

“Point of correction I never begged for a Collaboration. I didnt ask for Collaboration because I wanted a hit song, I have alot of hit songs and im proud of that. I wanted you to know i appreciate your craft does why i wanted us to work together and nothing more.”

Richie has also waded into the conversation and defending Kuami Eugene’s statements.

He wrote:

“I normally stay quiet in most situations but this time I only feel it’s right I say something. Guru asked Lynx for a feature with either KiDi or Kuami Eugene, but the request was denied. He then went from one media house to another insulting myself and other members of Lynx management, even to the extent of accusing us of sabotaging his career for the past 10years. He spun stories which implied we have some extreme power in the industry to vitiate someone’s career. As usual my team and I stuck to our usual demeanour and stayed mute. When Kuami Eugene was asked in an interview if he would feature Guru, he simply said he couldn’t because Guru had insulted me consistently, and it wouldn’t be right to do a feature with someone who was disrespecting his boss. Let’s call a spade a spade. There was nothing disrespectful in what Eugene said. I’m a responsible leader, and I would have chastised my artist if he spoke out of turn. So my question is, those attacking Eugene for allegedly disrespecting his elder Guru, where were they when Guru was attacking myself and my reputation in a disrespectful manner? We talk about unity in the industry and then we go around bringing each other down. I personally have no problem with Guru. Never have and never will. I like to conserve my energy towards constant success and development than to waste my time on petty squabbling. Guru is a natural hitmaker, and doesn’t need KiDi nor Kuami Eugene on his song to make a hit. So there really should be no offence taken in any of this. So can we just drop all this wahala and everyone go back to making hits for Ghana.”

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

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Africa’s Hottest Pop Newcomer Tyla Celebrates New Single “Been Thinking” At Her 21st Birthday Party In Hollywood

At an exclusive birthday party at The Classic Cat, during 2023 Grammy Week, African superstar singer/songwriter TYLA celebrated the release of her latest single “Been Thinking” with Epic Records. Attendees included British rapper, singer and songwriter Ms. Banks, music producer DJ Blaq Pages and notable media from various media outlets, radio, and brand partners. Tyla made an explosive entrance to the packed house by strutting to the stage for a surprise performance of her latest single “Been Thinking.”

Listen to “Been Thinking” HERE.

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Since its release last Friday, ‘Been Thinking’ was featured on Rolling Stone’s weekly list of Songs You Need To Know as well as OkayAfrica’s list of The Best South African Songs Out Right Now.

 

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Additionally, Tyla has been making waves internationally by fusing Amapiano with pop R&B vocals, earning her critical acclaim from PAPER Magazine, I-D and CLASH.

Her debut single ‘Getting Late’ featuring Kooldrink has amassed over 5.5 worldwide million views. She followed it up with the incredible DJ Lag collaboration ‘Overdue’, which soundtracked the trailer for Netflix’s Blood & Water. Tyla returned with ‘To Last’ in 2022 to great acclaim, earning praise from CLASH and The Independent.

Last year, Tyla turned up on “To Last.” It has tallied nearly 1 million cumulative streams thus far and continues to gain traction at DSPs. Out Now dubbed it “dreamy,and HITSnoted, “Tyla’s music shimmers with the euphoria of South African amapiano, as she puts her vibrant personality on full display.

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ABOUT TYLA

Tyla’s music pushes boundaries. Infused with her vibrant personality, her songs offer an innovative take on pop and R&B, shimmering with the euphoria of South African amapiano, and an otherworldly approach to production that makes every track feel like something totally new. The Johannesburg native introduced herself internationally with her debut “Getting Late” featuring Kooldrink, and “To Last,” her new singles via Epic Records, push her artistry forward and solidify her versatility as she bounds toward her goal. But despite her big dreams, Tyla is doing her best to remain carefree. She never anticipated that “Getting Late” would permeate beyond South Africa, much less reach the U.S., but realized something was happening when people all over the world were making TikToks to the song, eventually resulting in millions of streams. Tyla’s emotionally rich music began when she was just 12, penning songs in her diary, which led to writing and singing more seriously as a high schooler. Ever since, she’s been guided by her intuition, which has her primed to build out her fan base and maximize her reach. She’s focused on the year ahead, performing and crafting her debut studio album, with the same intention from when she began. Signed to Epic Records through a joint venture with Johannesburg/New York-based Fax Records, and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla is poised to achieve international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.

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Check out all the activities for Despite’s 61st birthday celebration

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Ghanaian millionaire, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite is celebrating his 61st birthday today, February 2nd. (more…)

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Although it is the birthday of one of the richest men in Ghana, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite, Radio and TV personality, Abeiku Santana has taken the spotlight. (more…)

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30-year-old Eunice Dwumfour shot and killed outside her home in New Jersey

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New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour has been found shot and killed outside her home Wednesday night, according to reports. (more…)

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Sarkodie posts funny meme to express actions he’ll take concerning the many controversies surrounding him

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Award-winning rapper, Sarkodie has responded to all the criticism he has faced ever since his feature on Bob Marley & The Wailer’s classic, “Stir It Up” was released. (more…)

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Efya says she doesn’t know who Blakk Rasta is; he reacts

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Ghanaian singer, Efya has caused quite a stir on social media after revealing that she doesn’t know who popular Reggae artiste and Radio Host, Blakk Rasta is. (more…)

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