For most musicians and even actors, there is always that particular song or movie that gets them into the limelight and a household.
Well, it appears the principle is the same with even the people who are primarily behind the scenes working hard to ensure that music and movie lovers get to enjoy what they hear or watch respectively.
In an interview on GTV’s Breakfast show hosted by Kafui Dey, veteran recording engineer, Zapp Mallet spoke about the two songs that gave him his breakthrough as a sound engineer.
According to Zapp, on the gospel scene, it was ‘Metwere Obotan Bi’ by Francis Agyei that did it for him.
He revealed that he was shocked when the song came out that well because he was sleeping throughout the night because he was so tired at the time he was working on it.
For the highlife scene, Zapp Mallet named Daasebre Gyamenah’s ‘Kokooko’ and added that it was one production he enjoyed doing because Mark Okraku Mantey pushed him to his limit.
From the early 90s, Zapp Mallet born Emmanuel Mallet is also known to have worked with Hannah Marfo, Helena Rhabbles, Getty and Friends, and many others who dominated the local gospel scene.
For three times in a row, 1999, 2000, and 2001, Zapp Mallet was named ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards, making him the first and only recording engineer to achieve that.