Father of late dancehall diva Ebony Reigns, Nana Opoku Kwarteng says the relationship between him and the CEO of Rufftown Records, Ricky Agyemang, alias Bullet has not been ‘too good.’
Nana Kwarteng says Bullet undoubtedly, musically managed his girl [Ebony], but things have not been good between him and Bullet after his daughter’s death.
Nana Kwarteng who was speaking on TV3’s News 360 on Tuesday night, August 14, said that: “I heard Bullet once upon time saying that he discussed this.. Ebony’s foundation with me. And that we’re going to set up [a] foundation in memory of the queen.”
According to Nana Kwarteng, they [he and Bullet] were going to establish the foundation from the proceeds of the tribute and vigil concert held in Ebony’s honour at the La Trade Fair Centre in Accra on March 23, 2018.
Nana Kwarteng says the amount of money that Bullet said was supposed to be used to set up the foundation was GHC50, 000.00.
Responding to the question as to how much was collected on the day of the tribute and vigil concert, Nana Kwarteng said, GHC39, 268.68.
Nana Kwarteng said, out of the GHC39, 268.68: “Per his [Bullet’s] calculations and deductions he gave me GHC2, 000.”
He further indicated that he [Nana Kwarteng] knows nothing about any tribute held in Ohio, in the U.S, in memory of his daughter [Ebony].
Nana Kwarteng’s comments came hours after Bullet issued a release on Tuesday morning, August 14, expressing disinterest in releasing unreleased songs of the late Ebony.
The statement did not give reasons for the decision but indicated that such songs, written by the late Ebony, will be released by the father.
According to Nana Kwarteng, he has not met or spoken with Bullet after he [Bullet] released the statement yesterday and he [Nana Kwarteng] never knew Bullet was going to ‘put that thing out there, honestly speaking.’
“…I was seriously shocked, but..erh, I took that in good faith. Because, even though the queen [Ebony] is no more, you have her songs many of them.”
Nana Kwarteng however did not state categorically that he will take upon himself to release those unreleased songs of her late daughter [Ebony].