CEO of Weezy Empire, Kojo Nkansah, popularly as Lilwin has also responded to the allegations leveled against him of stealing ‘Ayeyi’ song from Andy Odarkey of TV3’s Mentor 1 fame.
Earlier, Zionfelix.net reported that Andy had accused Lilwin of owning their collaborated song ‘Ayeyi’ whiles the song was written by him. Andy, who is the CEO of Fire House released a press statement cautioning Lilwin to act rightfully by giving him the credit to the song or else he and his team are taking him to court.
In an interview with Sammy Flex on Zylonfon FM’s Showbiz Agenda morning show which was well monitored by Zionfelix.net, the Kumawood actor noted that Andy does not own the song in any way therefore he is entreating him to take the issue to court as he said in his statement.
Lilwin also expressed that usually, it takes a while before he releases his songs, so when he got into contact with Andy, he had his own songs but it was the Mentor 1 first runner-up who rather asked him, Lilwin to feature on his song and he obliged. The comic actor added that he never charged a dime from the Andy since he had no money to pay him for his service, therefore, making Andy owe him for the collaboration.
The ‘Ladder’ hitmaker further mentioned that when he was also ready to release the ‘Ayeyi’ song which was abandoned by the artist for some years, he decided to make it his own and rather featured him in order to pay the balance for what he, Lilwin previously did for him.
When quizzed on whether he promised to sign Andy on his label, Kwadwo Nkansah replied that he never made such a promise but what he did was to attend shows with him.
“I never knew of Andy but I was told he has been looking for me for collaboration. So he met AY and we went to the studio 925. So that was where he sat for him to bring his songs out and I also worked on it for him for free. So I featured on his song and realized he was good and Andy narrated it to me that after Mentor he went to sign a contract for more than 10 years but he never got someone to advise him on that contract.”
‘’After the narration I felt pity for him so I told my sound engineer to put him on my song, so from then he and I came up with an idea of song and abandoned it for more than two years. So afterwards when we go for shows I give him something. He sometimes comes to my house and all that” he maintained
The comic actor made these submissions in a bid to advice musicians in Ghana, as according to him, most Ghanaian artiste thrive on creating controversies, in order to maintain relevance.
“I want to advise my colleague musicians, this is a common act in Ghana and it needs to stop. It eventually kills your career at a point”, he added.