Controversial musician Kwame A Plus has warned Jay Foley and other radio personalities for mocking Abraham Attah who fumbled during his acceptance speech at the Independence Spirits Awards.
He, in a long Facebook post, said that Jay Foley collapsed Y FM with all his big and good English. According to him some radios personalities who feel they are stars keep trying to promote Nigerian entertainers whom they have and might never meet, instead of Ghanaians. He sternly decried the mockery posed by them on ‘Beast Of No Nation’ star, Abraham Attah.
He has called on Ghanaians to be proud of Abraham Attah as he has achieved what many in his field may never achieve in their lifetime.
On February 29, radio personalities Lexis Bills, MzGee and Jay Foley reportedly mocked the Ghanaian/international movie star for making errors and fumbling at the Independent Spirit Awards during his acceptance speech.
This sparked up loads of criticisms on the radio personalities especially on James Foley who was ignorant of the particular event he made the speech. Abraham Attah made the speech at the Independence Spirits Awards where he won ‘Best Male Lead’, but Foley said he did so at the Oscars where he presented an award. Although James Foley explained his intent was never to mock the child star, lots of mouth lashes are still released on him as we can see from A plus’ Facebook post.
His Post Read:
We were in this country making all the good movies like Love Brewed In An African Pot, I Told You So, The Journey From Kokorantumi To Accra etc, our industry was doing very well.
Ghana was the best in the subregion when it comes to entertainment. Then these so called local TV stations and their wannabe personalities who think foreigners are better than Ghanaians introduced Nigerian movies and music and gave it all the prominence they could including inviting Nigerian celebrities and making them look better than Ghanaians.
Before we could say jack the Nigerians had taken over. Fortunately, God gave us Abraham Attah so we could start our movie industry all over again.
For the benefit of those of you who don’t get why most people are angry with Lexis Bill and Jay Foley let me explain to you. Ghanaians are sending a strong warning to all you radio and TV presenters who think you are “stars” and go about chopping people’s girlfriends that you have pulled Shatta Wale, Stonebwoy and Sarkodie down while promoting some Nigerians you don’t know and may never meet in your life. You say Shatta does not respect you so you won’t play his music.
Is your radio station a religious and moral education class? The Nigerians that you play their music do they respect you? Ghanaians are saying don’t even start with those stupid jokes and pull Abraham Attah too down.
Don’t start koraaa. Jay Foley spoke all the good English and collapsed Yfm and run away to live fm. As for me I don’t need anything from anyone so I’ll tell you in your face.
Francis Doku and Kwame Gyan I didn’t expect you to attack Chris-Vincent Agyapong and defend this. Ah you guys paa the way adey feel you….”
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In the same vein, a UK-based Ghanaian pastor, Pastor Brian Amoateng has also urged Ghanaians to learn how to support and uphold their own people. While saying this, he emphasized that the English language is not our native language, therefore it calls for no great criticism if one should fumble with it. He also warned them to desist from this prevalent ‘Pull Him Down syndrome’ which has undermined a lot of rising Ghanaian stars.
However, abroad-based Ghanaian controversial actress Leila Djansi and gospel musician Sonnie Badu is of the opinion that the award winning child star be sent to America, else, all our fears may come to reality.