Reports on a number of media platforms indicate that Big Events Ghana, organisers of RTP Awards has given Hiplife Artist Patapaa an amount of a thousand Ghana Cedis to perform at the 7th Adonko RTP Awards slated for 28th of October 2017, at the Accra International Conference Centre.
We would want to state categorically that , this piece of news is false and should be treated with the contempt it deserves.
Big Events Ghana after getting the consent of the One Corner hit maker to be part of this year’s event through a negotiator, the artist himself requested to speak to Big Events Organizers and was asked to come to Accra with his manager to sign a formal contract to seal the deal.
The artist without certainty, raised concerns about traveling all the way to Accra, and so we decided to give him an amount of Thousand Ghana Cedis which will be deducted from the main performance fee agreed on to indicate our commitment.
We will not put out the exact amount agreed on because it is unethical to do so, but can say that both parties are satisfied with the agreed amount and that was enough for us to give him the Thousand Cedis which some journalists without the full details, decided to twist the issue as the total amount for his performance.
The RTP Awards platform has over the years been used to advancing career of musicians in Ghana whose work resonates the people in the year of the event and beyond, therefore in the spirit of advancing the career of the young man and recognising his effort, we decided to give him our platform to make a bigger case for himself.
This is also in response to request made by a substantial number of industry players who thought it is fair to give him that opportunity.
Our events belong to the industry players and the general public, therefore our choice of artists are largely based on the preferences and recommendations of these people.
Ebony Reign (Dancehall) who is arguably the most successful Ghanaian artist in 2017 will headline the event with the support of Gospel sensation Patient Nyarko (Gospel), classy Kurl Songs (High life) and the new kid on the block Patapaa (Hiplife).
The diversity of our choice of artists for this year’s events perfectly meets the preference of the majority, if not all entertainment lovers in Ghana.
We will call on those peddling the falsehood to desist from it, since it is against the ethics of Journalism.
We would want to assure the people of Ghana, we will always use our platform to grow the entertainment industry in general and will not disrespect hardworking artists by paying them less than they deserve.
Every artist on the bill is satisfied with the amount agreed.
We will therefore not comment on this issue any further.
On the 28th of October, 2017, Ghanaians can brace themselves for the highest standard of event organisation; quality performances from the artists on-board and countless surprises.
Come let us celebrate the voices that Educate, Inform and Entertain Ghana
Adonko RTP Awards 2017: THE NIGHT WE ALL DREAM IN GOLD