Sadiq Abdulai Abu, an entertainment critic who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of 3Music Networks has criticized John Sherren, manager of musician Wiyaala for taking a swipe at organisers of AfroNation and Afrochela.
John Sherren while throwing his weight behind his artiste in the fight against some industry players who they say have constantly been attacking the Wiyaala brand expressed disappointment in organisers of the aforementioned events for not inviting his artiste to perform.
Responding to Sadiq’s Facebook defense post for colleague analysts, Sherren said, “Thank you for saying you cannot disrespect her brand. But I think you (and your peers) should do more to promote her brand as a genuine world class contender. It was disgraceful that Ruddy Kwakye and his colleagues did not invite Wiyaala to be part of Year of Return Concerts. You said it yourself “No Challenger! Wiyaala is Ghana’s Best Live Performer”. And in that, you clearly spoke the truth.”
But Sadiq retorted that Wiyaala could have organized her events just like her peers did instead of expecting to be booked for last year’s events. He posited that Sherren’s decision to somewhat smear the reputation of Ruddy Kwakye and other organisers of events was unhealthy.
“Your shot at Ruddy Kwakye in particular and his “colleagues” begins to make this whole thing looks like a pitching. You can make your case without having to set specific people up for attacks particularly. Ruddy Kwakye was only in charge of Afronation Ghana a global pan-African event that featured talents from Across Africa and the world,” Sadiq argued.
He continued: “Aside from Afronation Ghana, there was Afrochella, Rapperholic, Detty Rave, Promise Land and a whole lot of concerts. A chunk of these concerts were organised by the artistes themselves. So nothing really stopped any act whatsoever from organising or commissioning their own concerts within this time. Wiyaala could have done same.”