Mark Okraku Mante who is the CEO of Slip Entertainment, has said Lord Kenya should change his attitude when it comes to giving credit to people who helped him in his career.
On Daybreak Hitz on HitzFM, hosted by Andy Dosty, Mr. Mantey said anytime the former hiplife artist has to give credit to Slip Entertainment for helping him in his career, “he dodges.”
Lord Kenya in an interview on Hitz FM with Andy Dosty said he became popular after he left Slip Entertainment.
The music producer was reacting to Lord Kenya’s statement said it is demoralizing when the hard work and teamwork he and his people put into managing Lord Kenya is not appreciated.
“I inducted Lord Kenya into the whole sampling brand where we got big people to accept his brand. We didn’t have the acceptance that is why I put him on ‘Kokooko’ song [by Daasebre Gyamenah] and his appearance on ‘Kokooko’ propelled him to a different stage altogether,”
He clarified that the hard work of Slip Entertainment got Lord Kenya a deal with Miss Ghana, Club Beer and a chance to perform at the first edition of the Ghana Music Awards (GMA) in 2000.
“If the album wasn’t indelible and monumental enough how come you [Lord Kenya] got the deal, if you were underground [artist],” he told Andy Dosty,
“You can compare Lord Kenya’s second and third album and check out sound production, you will see how hard we [Slip Entertainment] worked on the second album. That was his platform to step out, grow and bring out his third.” He said.
He added that, after Lord Kenya parted ways with Slip entertainment, he [Mark] had no problem when a beat he created with Appietus was given to Lord Kenya.
“I had just gone to the studio and told Appietus I have this concept that I want to do but it will not suit any of my artistes so when I’m done you can give it to anyone. When I was exiting Appiah told me the beat fit Kenya so he wants to give it to him and I had no problem,”
Mr. Okraku Mantey said Lord Kenya did not give him credit after the song was released even when he [Lord Kenya] knew who produced the beat,
“And you never hear him give credit to the Castro guy who used to write (lyrics) for him.”
He said the ingratitude in the creative space must be talked about “it is becoming a culture and a habit, he struggles to give credit to people.”
“Lord Kenya must change his attitude,” the CEO added.