After suffering what he says was abuse in the hands of musician King Promise and his management, CEO of 3 Music, Baba Sadiq has vowed never to put the award-winning singer on any of his shows.
Further to that, the event organizer has revealed that he has ordered for King Promise‘ videos to be banned from his TV channel forthwith.
“I sent a message to him and Killbeats through Ike Otoo Arhin and Erasmus that. The day he will tweet some of the nonsense he tweets about non-support and bla bla. That day, I will move from radio station to radio station, tweet to tweet, TV to TV to indicate why he doesn’t have the moral rights to even talk about that.
“He is the only person that continues to get enablement but doesn’t enable anybody back. For starters, my channel di3 all his videos are off. There is nothing I am involved in, whether directly or remotely that will involve him. Maybe the awards board can choose to have him. It’s their power but personally, I am off any King Promise agenda. Ike and Erasmus can all bear witness to what they did to me in times past and in recent times. I Dey my corner these days,” he posted in a Facebook comment sighted by GhanaWeb.
Details of the cause of his reaction towards the singer remain scanty, however, Baba Sadiq put up what has been touted as one of the biggest music shows for the 2021 Christmas period – the Wildaland Festival.
Days after the event, a rant by dancehall artiste Shatta Wale on what he says is the lack of support from Nigerians for Ghanaian music triggered a response from Sadiq, who also slammed the attitude of Ghanaian artistes as a contributory factor to the lag in the industry.
Read Baba Sadiq’s initial post in which he chided King Promise below:
Facts. If you like play 100% Ghanaian music and bill only Ghanaian talents (a major one didn’t show up after being fully paid recently, but make we take wanna refunds first, I will address it properly later) Many if not most Ghanaian talents will blame everybody else but themselves and their lack of proper team structures, for their lack of progress or stunted growth.
If every proper industry person will speak, devoid of the emotional nationalism and highlight the often raw treatment, non-support (Ofcourse for them support your own is only when you support them alone) and the abuse we receive from some of them (the thing King Promise and e team take do me ehn, I doubt if I can ever overcome it) all their talk about market protection will only amount to selfish interests and nothing about enabling industry.
Until they all begin to value everybody else in the chain, all of this emotional nationalism rants without any real and genuine intentions and strategies to enable industry won’t amount to anything. They know the truth and they know that which are gimmicks. Happy new year guys, hope we all strive to do better, value everybody in the value chain and enable each other. That’s how to grow and not be worried about the impressive activities of your neighbours.