Interim President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Bessa Simons has denied claims of receiving GHC50,000 from ex president of the union Bice Osei Kuffour widely known as Obour.
Describing the claims by veteran musician, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley as baseless and lies, Mr Simons indicated that no such amount was given to him during Obour’s tenure.
Mr Ambolley in an earlier interview with MzGee on 3FM’s Showbiz927 alleged that Obour shared the cash meant for MUSIGA to his cronies as loans which according to him, were never paid back.
Asked who these musicians were, the veteran musician mentioned Okyeame Kwame, Bessa Simons, Ben Brako and TiC as some of the beneficiaries.
In reaction, Bessa Simons who spoke to MzGee in an interview on 3FM’s Showbuzz said he was disappointed in his colleague.
The ‘Awow Yi’ hit maker stated:” I want to state that what my big brother Ambolley said about Obour giving me GHC50,000 is a big lie. I’m sad that he can sit on radio to say something like this without facts. All he’s saying are lies and he has no clue of what he’s talking about.”
“I’m surprised he’s listening to people out there and he’s making claims that he can’t substantiate. I was never given anything. MUSIGA doesn’t even have that kind of money. Everything Ambolley said about Obour giving people money is a big lie and shouldn’t be entertained. ” Mr Simons added
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley who is currently being chased by Hiplife musician, Okyeame Kwame has been ordered by the lawyers of the rapper to retract the statement within 72 hours or face a law suit.