CEO of Slip Entertainment and music producer, Mark Okraku Mantey, has jumped to the defense of actress Emelia Brobbey, turned singer recently and was been criticized for her new song “Fa Me Ko”.
Emelia Brobbey’s “Fa Me Ko” song received a lot of backlash both on social and traditional media.
Speaking on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz with Andy Dosty as the show’s host, the astute music producer said the actress’ song was far ahead than that of most musicians in the country.
“These same people, who are in the music bracket, if you listen to them, find out if Emelia doesn’t have a better song than most of them. But we take them as normal because they’re into music,” He stated.
“I believe the music industry sometimes exhibits a hostile attitude towards people who try to cross over from other sectors of the entertainment space. And Ghanaians are being hard on the new artistes who are from other career industries.” He added.
“Citing Jamie Foxx as an example, the Creative Arts Council President said that regardless of how hard the award-winning actor pushed his songs or his collaborations with top acts, the society was not really opened to him as a musician”. He mentioned.
He also explained that actors are associated with a kind of brand makes it difficult to sometimes shift into the music world.
“The music people, there is a way they are able to meander their way into film and get acceptance, I cannot pinpoint the particular problem when the situation is reversed”. He said.