Use your words carefully – Okraku Mantey warns Cabum

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Mark Okraku Mantey (left) and Cabum

Programming director of Hitz FM, Mark Okraku Mantey, has advised Kumasi based rapper, Cabum to be cautious of the words he chooses to use.

His comments comes after Cabum used unpalatable words to call out Ghanaian reggae star, Rocky Dawuni for remaking Alhaji K. Frimpong’s song “Kyenkyen Bi Edi Me Wu.

Describing Ghana’s music industry as “bullshit” over copyright issues, Cabum said Rocky Dawuni did not show respect when he used the song without consulting a family member.

Taking to Twitter to rant, Cabum wrote: “Ghana’s music industry is bulls**t. how can someone like Rocky Dawuni use our father’s song, I mean our property without informing anyone, meanwhile da fuckin world knows DAT Kyenkyen Bi Edi Me Wu by da Legendary Alhaji K. Frimpong was my dad. U didn’t show respect Mr. U Wrong!!,”

However, the President of the Creative Arts Council who was not enthused over the comments advised Cabum to use the right channels to address his grievances.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Okraku Mantey: “You must go to the person or let a lawyer write to him (Rocky Dawuni) formally about him using the property,”

“Maybe Rocky Dawuni has spoken to the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO), an agent or a publisher, to liaise with the right owners and has been given the go-ahead,”

“Cabum, I think that with where you are, some of us think you are underrated and that is why we are pushing for you to go higher. if you do things like this then we are supporting the wrong brand,” Okraku Mantey stated.

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